19 February 2024: This day in history

356: Roman Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples

1600: Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history

1878: Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his cylinder phonograph

1942: An estimated 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin

1945: US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

Source: Onthisday.com

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