(Thursday, February 20, 1986, 12:28:23 a.m. MSK) — The Soviet Union today sent up the core module of space station Mir (Peace), which would serve as a permanently manned base for the next generation in space.
Mir stayed in orbit until 2001, when it was brought down in a controlled descent, breaking up in the atmosphere.
(Thursday, February 19, 1976) — Calling the issuing of Executive Order 9066 “a sad day in American history,” President Gerald R. Ford issued a proclamation today confirming that the order had been terminated with the formal cessation of hostilities of World War II.
(Saturday, February 19, 1966) — “A Hard Day’s Night” by Ramsey Lewis Trio (composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles) peaked at #29 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, February 19, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EST) — The Beatles climb a mountain in the Swiss Alps, and later while on a cruise, they discover a woman being held captive in cabin 13 on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.