Friday, the 19th of February, 2016 is the 50th day in 2016 and in the 7th calendar week.
General Events:

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Chocolate Mint Day
February 19, 2016 in the World
The U.S. National Confectioners Association lists February 19 as “Chocolate Mint Day”
Most people agree that mint and chocolate were made for each other. A burst of refreshing peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe combined with the smooth, rich taste of chocolate is a truly unique pairing.
Some of the most famous chocolate mint inventions include: mint chocolate cake, Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, grasshopper martinis, mint chocolate soap and lip balm, Andes after-dinner mints, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Chocolate mint is also a type of herb. It is part of the spearmint family and has edible leaves that taste like chocolate and mint!
To celebrate Chocolate Mint Day, snack on a piece of your favorite chocolate mint candy, enjoy a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, make one of these mint chocolate recipes, or drop a candy cane in a steaming cup of hot cocoa!
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Single Tasking Day
February 19, 2016 in the USA
Attention multi-taskers. If doing more than one thing at a time is part of your daily routine, hold on to your keyboard, telephone, handy-dandy gadget and/or mobile device. It’s Single Tasking Day, an annual “holiday” that encourages folks to slow down and tackle one thing at a time.
Most of us are overworked, underpaid and over-stressed. There simply is not enough time in the day to get everything done. The thought of being able to actually complete a thought, a sentence, a task, project or activity without interruption, sounds absolutely divine! Researchers have found that the human brain is unable to focus on two or more tasks at once. And studies suggest multi-tasking actually lowers productivity. Being able to take your time to do one thing at a time means less stress and fewer mistakes.
If only every day could be Single Tasking Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 19th February:
842 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
1537 Weavers of Leiden, Netherlands, strike
1600 The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America
1819 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
1906 WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co (later Kelloggs)
1910 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area
1942 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1945 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
1952 French offensive at Hanoi
1964 UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
1985 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1986 King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
1986 US Senate ratifies UN’s anti-genocide convention 37 years later
2002 NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system

 

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