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February 19th, 2008EventToshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony s Blu-Ray Disc
February 19th, 2007EventThree Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
February 19th, 2004EventNazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
February 19th, 2002EventNASA s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
February 19th, 2001EventAn Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
February 19th, 1986EventThe Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.
February 19th, 1985EventArtificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
February 19th, 1985EventIberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
February 19th, 1978EventEgyptian 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, 1972EventThe Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.

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