On this day: February 19

Published On: Feb 18 2013 06:31:49 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 19 2015 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 - Justine Bateman
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1966: Actress Justine Bateman, best known for playing Mallory Keaton on the 1980s sitcom "Family Ties," is born in Rye, New York.

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