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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

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

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

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

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

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

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

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

1971Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

199133rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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)

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

1895Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77

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

February 20th Deaths
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