Today in history – February 19, 2020

1807 – Former Vice President Aaron Burr is arrested for treason.

1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

1942 – The U.S. government began relocating Japanese-Americans living in coastal Pacific areas to internment camps. They were allowed to return to their homes in January 1945.

2008 – Cuban President Fidel Castro stepped down permanently after 49 years in power.