19 February It happened today…….

1473  Birth of Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus.

1897  French tightrope walker Charles Blondin dies.

1921  French engineer Etienne Oechmichen makes a successful test flight in his lightweight  helicopter

1942  Japanese Air Force bombs the Australian city of Darwin.

1960  Birth of Holly Johnson, lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.



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