Looking Back – February 19

Around Columbus

Feb. 19

News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.


Hauser High School’s Jets opened the quest for their first regional crown, playing Jac-Cen-Del.


Dr. George Weinland, Bartholomew County’s first psychiatrist, retired after 42 years in practice and 16 years as director of Quinco Consulting Center.


J. Irwin Miller of Columbus was named by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the chairmanship of a new committee on trade relations with Eastern European nations and Russia. The committee was assigned to make a survey and report recommendations to the president.

Around the world


Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.


A blizzard began inundating the northeastern United States, with the heaviest snowfall occurring in Connecticut and Massachusetts.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans during World War II.


An agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence.


“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published by W.W. Norton & Co.