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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

1832Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

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

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

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

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

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

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

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

1975Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

February 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 20th

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

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

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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