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|February 19th, 2008||Event||Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony s Blu-Ray Disc|
|February 19th, 2007||Event||Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.|
|February 19th, 2004||Event||Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."|
|February 19th, 2002||Event||NASA s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.|
|February 19th, 2001||Event||An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.|
|February 19th, 1986||Event||The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.|
|February 19th, 1985||Event||Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.|
|February 19th, 1985||Event||Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.|
|February 19th, 1978||Event||Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport, in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.|
|February 19th, 1972||Event||The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.|
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