February 19 | Facts

February 19 | Facts

1674 The Netherlands and England signed the Peace of Westminster, by which New Amsterdam passed to the English (and was renamed New York). 1807 Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, was arrested for treason. He was later acquitted. 1878 Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph). 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans living on […]

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