On this day: February 19

Published On: Feb 18 2013 06:31:49 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 19 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Rescuers reach the Donner Party, Edison patents the phonograph, the Soviet Union launches the Mir space station, and Fidel Castro resigns as Cuban president, all on this day.

OTD February 19 - Gerald Ford
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1976: On the 34th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II, President Gerald R. Ford's issues Proclamation 4417 formally rescinding the earlier order.

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