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Daily Almanac: Feb. 19, 2021

Sunrise/Sunset

RISE: 7:31 a.m.     

SET: 6:24 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High: 23 °F

Low: 16 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• International Tug of War Day

• National Chocolate Mint Day

• Prevent Plagiarism Day

What Happened On This Day

• 2008 Fidel Castro steps down as Cuba’s president

• 1945 U.S. troops land on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima

• 1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph

Births On This Day

• 1963 Seal

English singer-songwriter

• 1473 Nicolaus Copernicus

Polish mathematician, astronomer

Deaths On This Day

• 2001 Stanley Kramer

American director

• 1952 Knut Hamsun Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize laureate