February 19, 1674: The Netherlands and England signed the Peace of Westminster, by which New Amsterdam passed to the English (and was renamed New York).
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February 19, 1807: Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, was arrested for treason. He was later acquitted.
February 19, 1878: Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).
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