This day in #history 19/02



1878 – Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone ( phonograph)


1920 – Netherlands joins League of Nations

1959 – Britain , Turkey & Greece sign agreement
granting Cyprus independence

1959 – Gabon adopts its constitution

1985 – Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced
by Coca -Cola

1985 – Mickey Mouse welcomed in China

1986 – US Senate ratifies UN ‘s anti – genocide
convention 37 years later

2008 – Toshiba announces its formal recall of its
HD DVD video formatting , ending the format war
between it and Sony’ s Blu- Ray Disc


1473 – Nicolaus Copernicus , Polish mathematician and astronomer ( d. 1543 )


1961 – Justin Fashanu, English footballer ( d. 1998

1986 – Marta, Brazilian footballer

1951 – Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947) , dies at 81


1997 – Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party) , dies at 92



2008 – ” The Lord of The Rings ” actor Sean Bean
(49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe ( 29) at
Marylebone Registry Office in central London



The Federal Road Safety Commission has just come out with the concept of “ICE”..Please read carefully, it may save your life or that of someone you know

“We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign. The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name ‘ICE’ ( In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a
paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones with patients but they didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialling the number you have stored as ‘ICE’. Please forward this. It won’t take too many ‘forwards’ before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. PASS THIS AROUND AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS THIS CAN HELP IN AN EMERGENCY”..From the Federal Road Safety Commission.