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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

1810Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, executed.

1938UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany

1988Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million

1959The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

1724George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London

1832Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

1960Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

1997SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

1963Charles Barkley, Leads Alabama, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)

1967Kurt Cobain, Aberdeen Washington, rock vocalist (Nirvana)

1942Phil Esposito, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)

1951Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007—10)

February 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 20th

1989Police violence victim Rodney King (23) weds Crystal Lynnette Waters

1968Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth

February 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 20th

1966Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80

1907Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54

February 20th Deaths
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