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Other Notable Events for February 19

On this date in history:

In 1878, Thomas Edison patented the first gramophone.

In 1922, vaudeville star Ed Wynn became the first big name in show business to sign for a regular radio show.

In 1942, as a security ...

Notable Birthdays for February 19

Those born on this date include:

- Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1473
- Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi in 1876
- actor Merle Oberon in 1911
- jockey Eddie Arcaro in 1916
- novelist Carson ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2015 with 315 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.