History Lesson

DayBird - February 19th

1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.

1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.

1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.

1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft.