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February 19th, 2008 (February 19 2008)EventToshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony s Blu-Ray Disc
February 19th, 2008 (February 19 2008)DeathLydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (born in 1945)
February 19th, 2008 (February 19 2008)DeathYegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (born in 1964)
February 19th, 2007 (February 19 2007)EventThree Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
February 19th, 2007 (February 19 2007)DeathJanet Blair, American actress (born in 1921)
February 19th, 2007 (February 19 2007)DeathCelia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (born in 1921)
February 19th, 2004 (February 19 2004)EventNazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
February 19th, 2003 (February 19 2003)DeathJohnny PayCheck, American singer (born in 1938)
February 19th, 2002 (February 19 2002)EventNASA s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
February 19th, 2001 (February 19 2001)EventAn Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
February 19th, 2001 (February 19 2001)DeathPriscilla Davis, American socialite (born in 1942)
February 19th, 2001 (February 19 2001)DeathStanley Kramer, American director (born in 1913)
February 19th, 2001 (February 19 2001)DeathCharles Trenet, French singer (born in 1913)
February 19th, 2000 (February 19 2000)DeathFriedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (born in 1928)Friedensreich Hundertwasser Quotes
February 19th, 1999 (February 19 1999)DeathMohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
February 19th, 1998 (February 19 1998)DeathGrandpa Jones, American entertainer (born in 1913)
February 19th, 1997 (February 19 1997)DeathDeng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist leader and revolutionary (born in 1904) Deng Xiaoping Quotes
February 19th, 1997 (February 19 1997)DeathLeo Rosten, American Yiddish writer and humorist (born in 1908)
February 19th, 1996 (February 19 1996)DeathAntonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (born in 1924)
February 19th, 1996 (February 19 1996)DeathCharles O. Finley, American sports entrepreneur (born in 1918)
February 19th, 1994 (February 19 1994)DeathDerek Jarman, British film director (born in 1942)
February 19th, 1993 (February 19 1993)BirthVictoria Justice, American Actress notably for her roles in The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, and as Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101
February 19th, 1988 (February 19 1988)DeathAndre Frederic Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (born in 1895)
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)EventThe Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)BirthKyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)BirthReon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)BirthHenri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)BirthMaria Mena, Norwegian singer
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)BirthMarta, Brazilian footballer
February 19th, 1986 (February 19 1986)DeathAdolfo Celi, Italian actor (born in 1922)
February 19th, 1985 (February 19 1985)EventArtificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
February 19th, 1985 (February 19 1985)EventIberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
February 19th, 1985 (February 19 1985)BirthHaylie Duff, American singer/actress
February 19th, 1985 (February 19 1985)BirthArielle Kebbel, American actress
February 19th, 1984 (February 19 1984)BirthChris Richardson, American Idol finalist
February 19th, 1983 (February 19 1983)BirthAssunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
February 19th, 1983 (February 19 1983)BirthMika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
February 19th, 1983 (February 19 1983)DeathAlice White, American film actress (born in 1904)
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthRonnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthBeth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthGil Reyes, American boxer
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthNicky Shorey, English footballer
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthVitas, Russian singer
February 19th, 1981 (February 19 1981)BirthDaniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
February 19th, 1980 (February 19 1980)BirthNeleh Dennis, American Survivor contestant
February 19th, 1980 (February 19 1980)BirthMike Miller, American basketball player
February 19th, 1980 (February 19 1980)BirthMa Lin, Chinese table tennis player
February 19th, 1980 (February 19 1980)DeathBon Scott, Australian musician and singer for the band AC/DC (born in 1946)
February 19th, 1979 (February 19 1979)BirthMariska, Finnish rapper
February 19th, 1979 (February 19 1979)BirthClinton Morrison, Irish footballer
February 19th, 1979 (February 19 1979)BirthMariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
February 19th, 1979 (February 19 1979)BirthSteve Cherundolo, American soccer player
February 19th, 1978 (February 19 1978)EventEgyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport, in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
February 19th, 1978 (February 19 1978)BirthMichalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
February 19th, 1978 (February 19 1978)BirthImmortal Technique, American rapper
February 19th, 1977 (February 19 1977)BirthOla Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
February 19th, 1977 (February 19 1977)BirthGianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
February 19th, 1977 (February 19 1977)DeathMike Gonzalez, Cuban baseball player (born in 1890)
February 19th, 1977 (February 19 1977)DeathAnthony Crosland, British politician (born in 1918)
February 19th, 1975 (February 19 1975)BirthMikko Kaven, Finnish footballer
February 19th, 1975 (February 19 1975)BirthKatja Schuurman, Dutch actress and singer
February 19th, 1975 (February 19 1975)BirthDaewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
February 19th, 1975 (February 19 1975)DeathLuigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer (born in 1904)
February 19th, 1974 (February 19 1974)BirthDanny Doring, American professional wrestler
February 19th, 1973 (February 19 1973)DeathJoseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (born in 1892)
February 19th, 1973 (February 19 1973)DeathKostas Negrepontis, Greek footballer (born in 1897)
February 19th, 1972 (February 19 1972)EventThe Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
February 19th, 1972 (February 19 1972)BirthFrancine, American professional wrestler
February 19th, 1972 (February 19 1972)DeathJohn Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (born in 1898)John Scott Quotes
February 19th, 1972 (February 19 1972)DeathTedd Pierce, American animator (born in 1906)
February 19th, 1971 (February 19 1971)BirthMiguel Batista, Dominican baseball player
February 19th, 1971 (February 19 1971)BirthGil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
February 19th, 1971 (February 19 1971)BirthLisa McCune, Australian actress
February 19th, 1969 (February 19 1969)BirthBurton C. Bell, American vocalist
February 19th, 1969 (February 19 1969)DeathMadge Blake, American actress (born in 1899)
February 19th, 1968 (February 19 1968)DeathGeorg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (born in 1878)
February 19th, 1967 (February 19 1967)BirthBenicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
February 19th, 1966 (February 19 1966)BirthJustine Bateman, American actress
February 19th, 1966 (February 19 1966)BirthPaul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player
February 19th, 1966 (February 19 1966)BirthEnzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
February 19th, 1964 (February 19 1964)BirthDmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
February 19th, 1964 (February 19 1964)BirthSonu Walia, Indian actress
February 19th, 1963 (February 19 1963)BirthLaurell K. Hamilton, American writerLaurell K. Hamilton Quotes
February 19th, 1963 (February 19 1963)BirthSeal, English singer
February 19th, 1962 (February 19 1962)BirthHana Mandlikova, Czech tennis player
February 19th, 1962 (February 19 1962)BirthJohn Laroche, American orchid poacher
February 19th, 1962 (February 19 1962)DeathGeorgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (born in 1883)
February 19th, 1961 (February 19 1961)BirthJustin Fashanu, English footballer (died in 1998)
February 19th, 1961 (February 19 1961)BirthAndy Wallace, English race car driver
February 19th, 1960 (February 19 1960)BirthAndrew, Duke of York
February 19th, 1960 (February 19 1960)BirthLeslie Ash, English actress
February 19th, 1959 (February 19 1959)EventThe United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence, which is then on formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
February 19th, 1958 (February 19 1958)BirthHelen Fielding, English writer
February 19th, 1957 (February 19 1957)BirthFalco, Austrian singer (died in 1998)
February 19th, 1957 (February 19 1957)BirthRay Winstone, British actor
February 19th, 1957 (February 19 1957)DeathMaurice Garin, French cyclist (born in 1871)
February 19th, 1956 (February 19 1956)BirthKathleen Beller, American actress
February 19th, 1956 (February 19 1956)BirthRoderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
February 19th, 1956 (February 19 1956)BirthDave Wakeling, English musician (English Beat, General Public)
February 19th, 1955 (February 19 1955)BirthJeff Daniels, American actor
February 19th, 1954 (February 19 1954)BirthSocrates, Brazilian footballer Socrates Quotes
February 19th, 1953 (February 19 1953)EventCensorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
February 19th, 1953 (February 19 1953)BirthMassimo Troisi, Italian actor (died in 1994)
February 19th, 1953 (February 19 1953)BirthCristina Elisabet FernandezArgentinian politician
February 19th, 1952 (February 19 1952)BirthAmy Tan, American novelist
February 19th, 1952 (February 19 1952)BirthRodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican astronaut
February 19th, 1952 (February 19 1952)DeathKnut Hamsun, Norwegian author, Nobel laureate (born in 1859)
February 19th, 1951 (February 19 1951)BirthStephen Nichols, American actor
February 19th, 1951 (February 19 1951)BirthShaykh ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi scholar
February 19th, 1951 (February 19 1951)DeathAndre Gide, French writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1869)Andre Gide Quotes
February 19th, 1950 (February 19 1950)BirthAndy Powell, British musician
February 19th, 1949 (February 19 1949)EventEzra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.Ezra Pound Quotes
February 19th, 1949 (February 19 1949)BirthDan Bunten, American software developer (died in 1998)
February 19th, 1949 (February 19 1949)BirthWilliam Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
February 19th, 1948 (February 19 1948)BirthMark Andes, American musician
February 19th, 1948 (February 19 1948)BirthPim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (died in 2002)
February 19th, 1948 (February 19 1948)BirthBig John Studd, American professional wrestler (died in 1995)
February 19th, 1948 (February 19 1948)BirthTony Iommi, British guitarist of Black Sabbath.
February 19th, 1947 (February 19 1947)BirthTim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
February 19th, 1946 (February 19 1946)BirthPaul Dean, Canadian guitarist (Loverboy)
February 19th, 1946 (February 19 1946)BirthPeter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
February 19th, 1946 (February 19 1946)BirthKaren Silkwood, American activist (died in 1974)
February 19th, 1945 (February 19 1945)EventWorld War II: Battle of Iwo Jimaabout 30,000 United States Marines land on Iwo Jima.
February 19th, 1945 (February 19 1945)BirthMichael Nader, American actor
February 19th, 1943 (February 19 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
February 19th, 1943 (February 19 1943)BirthLou Christie, American singer
February 19th, 1943 (February 19 1943)BirthHomer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer Homer Quotes
February 19th, 1943 (February 19 1943)BirthTim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
February 19th, 1942 (February 19 1942)EventWorld War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.
February 19th, 1942 (February 19 1942)EventWorld War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
February 19th, 1942 (February 19 1942)BirthPaul Krause, American football player
February 19th, 1942 (February 19 1942)DeathFrank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (born in 1910)
February 19th, 1941 (February 19 1941)EventWorld War II: The Afrika Korps, the corps-level headquarters controlling the German Panzer divisions in North Africa, is formed.
February 19th, 1941 (February 19 1941)BirthDavid Gross, American physicist, Nobel laureate
February 19th, 1940 (February 19 1940)BirthSaparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (died in 2006)
February 19th, 1940 (February 19 1940)BirthSmokey Robinson, American singer
February 19th, 1939 (February 19 1939)BirthGwen Taylor, English actress
February 19th, 1937 (February 19 1937)EventDuring a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.Rodolfo Graziani Quotes
February 19th, 1937 (February 19 1937)BirthRobert "Bilbo" Walker Jr., American blues guitarist
February 19th, 1936 (February 19 1936)BirthSam Myers, American musician and songwriter (died in 2006)
February 19th, 1936 (February 19 1936)BirthMarin Sorescu, Romanian writer and novelist (died in 1997)
February 19th, 1936 (February 19 1936)DeathBilly Mitchell, American general and military aviation pioneer (born in 1879)
February 19th, 1936 (February 19 1936)DeathMax Schreck, German actor (born in 1879)
February 19th, 1936 (February 19 1936)DeathCharles Harding Firth, British historian (born in 1857)
February 19th, 1934 (February 19 1934)BirthCarole Eastman, American screenwriter (died in 2004)
February 19th, 1930 (February 19 1930)BirthJohn Frankenheimer, American film director (died in 2002)
February 19th, 1929 (February 19 1929)BirthJacques Deray, French film director (died in 2003)
February 19th, 1927 (February 19 1927)DeathRobert Fuchs, Austrian composer (born in 1847)
February 19th, 1924 (February 19 1924)BirthDavid Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (died in 2006)
February 19th, 1924 (February 19 1924)BirthLee Marvin, American actor (died in 1987)
February 19th, 1924 (February 19 1924)BirthBruce Norris, American ice hockey executive (died in 1986)
February 19th, 1920 (February 19 1920)BirthC. Z. Guest, American socialite (died in 2003)
February 19th, 1920 (February 19 1920)BirthJaan Kross, Estonian writer (died in 2007)
February 19th, 1920 (February 19 1920)BirthGeorge Rose, British music hall entertainer (died in 1988)
February 19th, 1917 (February 19 1917)BirthCarson McCullers, American author (died in 1967)
February 19th, 1916 (February 19 1916)BirthEddie Arcaro, American jockey (died in 1997)
February 19th, 1916 (February 19 1916)DeathErnst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (born in 1838) Philo Quotes
February 19th, 1915 (February 19 1915)EventWorld War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins. Plans for mutiny in the British Indian army, the Ghadar Conspiracy, are uncovered in India.
February 19th, 1914 (February 19 1914)BirthJacques Dufilho, French comedian (died in 2005)
February 19th, 1913 (February 19 1913)BirthPrince Pedro Gastao of Orleans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne (died in 2007)
February 19th, 1912 (February 19 1912)BirthSaul Chaplin, American composer (died in 1997)
February 19th, 1911 (February 19 1911)BirthMerle Oberon, British actress (died in 1979)
February 19th, 1904 (February 19 1904)BirthHavank, Dutch writer (died in 1964)
February 19th, 1902 (February 19 1902)BirthKay Boyle, American writer (died in 1992)
February 19th, 1899 (February 19 1899)BirthYury Olesha, Russian novelist (died in 1960)
February 19th, 1897 (February 19 1897)BirthAlma Rubens, American actress (died in 1931)
February 19th, 1897 (February 19 1897)DeathKarl Weierstra?, German mathematician (born in 1815)
February 19th, 1896 (February 19 1896)BirthAndre Breton, French poet (died in 1966)
February 19th, 1895 (February 19 1895)BirthLouis Calhern, American actor (died in 1956)
February 19th, 1893 (February 19 1893)BirthSir Cedric Hardwicke, British actor (died in 1964)
February 19th, 1888 (February 19 1888)BirthJose Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (died in 1928)
February 19th, 1888 (February 19 1888)BirthAurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (died in 1949)
February 19th, 1887 (February 19 1887)DeathMultatuli, Dutch writer (born in 1820)
February 19th, 1881 (February 19 1881)EventKansas becomes the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
February 19th, 1880 (February 19 1880)BirthAlvaro Obregon, Mexican president (died in 1928)
February 19th, 1878 (February 19 1878)EventThe phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
February 19th, 1877 (February 19 1877)BirthGabriele Munter, German painter (died in 1962)
February 19th, 1876 (February 19 1876)BirthConstantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (died in 1957)
February 19th, 1873 (February 19 1873)DeathVasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (born in 1837)
February 19th, 1865 (February 19 1865)BirthSven Hedin, Swedish explorer (died in 1952)
February 19th, 1864 (February 19 1864)EventKnights of Pythias are founded in Washington, DC by Justus H. Rathbone.
February 19th, 1861 (February 19 1861)EventSerfdom is abolished in Russia.
February 19th, 1859 (February 19 1859)BirthSvante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1927)
February 19th, 1852 (February 19 1852)EventThe Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
February 19th, 1847 (February 19 1847)EventThe Donner Party is rescued.
February 19th, 1846 (February 19 1846)EventIn Austin, Texas the newly-formed Texas state government is officially installedied in The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas annexation by the United States.
February 19th, 1837 (February 19 1837)DeathGeorg Buchner, German playwright (born in 1813)
February 19th, 1833 (February 19 1833)BirthElie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1906)
February 19th, 1821 (February 19 1821)BirthAugust Schleicher, German linguist (died in 1868)
February 19th, 1819 (February 19 1819)EventBritish explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.William King Quotes
February 19th, 1807 (February 19 1807)EventIn Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddart.Aaron Burr Quotes
February 19th, 1806 (February 19 1806)DeathElizabeth Carter, English writer (born in 1717)
February 19th, 1804 (February 19 1804)BirthCarl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (died in 1878)
February 19th, 1804 (February 19 1804)BirthDavid Wark, Canadian politician (died in 1905)
February 19th, 1802 (February 19 1802)BirthWilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (died in 1881)
February 19th, 1799 (February 19 1799)DeathJean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (born in 1733)
February 19th, 1789 (February 19 1789)DeathNicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (born in 1738)
February 19th, 1780 (February 19 1780)BirthRichard McCarty, American politician (died in 1844)
February 19th, 1743 (February 19 1743)BirthLuigi Boccherini, Italian composer (died in 1805)
February 19th, 1722 (February 19 1722)BirthTiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (died in 1774)
February 19th, 1717 (February 19 1717)BirthDavid Garrick, British actor (died in 1779)
February 19th, 1716 (February 19 1716)DeathDorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (born in 1634)
February 19th, 1709 (February 19 1709)DeathTokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (born in 1646)
February 19th, 1674 (February 19 1674)EventEngland and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
February 19th, 1672 (February 19 1672)DeathCharles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (born in 1592)
February 19th, 1670 (February 19 1670)DeathKing Frederick III of Denmark (born in 1609)
February 19th, 1663 (February 19 1663)DeathAdam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (born in 1603)
February 19th, 1660 (February 19 1660)BirthFriedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (died in 1742)
February 19th, 1653 (February 19 1653)DeathLuigi de Rossi, Italian composer (born in 1597)
February 19th, 1630 (February 19 1630)BirthShivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (died in 1680)
February 19th, 1622 (February 19 1622)DeathSir Henry Savile, English educator (born in 1549)
February 19th, 1620 (February 19 1620)DeathRoemer Visscher, Dutch writer (born in 1547)
February 19th, 1605 (February 19 1605)DeathOrazio Vecchi, Italian composer (born in 1550)
February 19th, 1602 (February 19 1602)DeathPhilippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (born in 1558)
February 19th, 1600 (February 19 1600)EventThe Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
February 19th, 1594 (February 19 1594)EventHaving already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
February 19th, 1589 (February 19 1589)DeathSaint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (born in 1522) Philo Quotes
February 19th, 1553 (February 19 1553)DeathErasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (born in 1511)
February 19th, 1552 (February 19 1552)BirthMelchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (died in 1630)
February 19th, 1526 (February 19 1526)BirthCharles de L Ecluse, Flemish botanist (died in 1609)
February 19th, 1473 (February 19 1473)BirthNicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (died in 1543)Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes
February 19th, 1133 (February 19 1133)DeathIrene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (born in 1066)
February 19th, 0440 (February 19 0440)DeathMesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (born in 361/362)
February 19th, 0197 (February 19 0197)EventRoman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
February 19th, 0197 (February 19 0197)DeathClodius Albinus, Roman governor of Britain

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