February 19, 1771 in History

Event:

Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis and Hydra and galaxy in Virgo)





More Notable Events on February 19:
1987 Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
1986 Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1985 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1945 30,000 U.S. Marines land on Iwo Jima
1913 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
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