This Day in History on 19th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 19th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)


Important Events

1986 – Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.
1989 – Flying Tiger Line flight 66 crashes into a hill near Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Malaysia, killing four.[3]
2002 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
2003 – An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
2006 – A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
2011 – The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
2012 – Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1630 – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian warrior king and the founder of Maratha Empire

1911 – Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)

1930 – Kasinathuni Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

Death/ Death Anniversary

1915 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)

2015 – Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History