It happened today – on this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 2

1194: Richard I gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1497: John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across

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