Serfdom Abolished, FDR Orders Internment, Fidel Resigns

On this day: February 19
Serfdom is abolished in Russia (1861)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the U.S. military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps (1942)

Fidel Castro announces that he will resign as President of Cuba (2008)

B. Hussein Obama makes his first presidential trip abroad, to Ottawa, Canada (2009)

b: Constantin Brancusi (1876), Saparmurat Niazov (1940), Karen Silkwood (1946), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953); d: André Gide (1951), Charles O. Finley (1996), Deng Xiaoping (1997)

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