Historical Events for 19th February 2019

197 – Lucius Septimius Severus’ army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
1574 – Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp, Netherlands
1771 – Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis and Hydra and galaxy in Virgo)
1831 – 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run in Pennsylvania
1933 – Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
1945 – Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1949 – Mass arrests of communists in India
1990 – Soyuz TM-9 lands
2007 – Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala
2012 – 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels

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