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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

1963Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

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

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

1974Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA

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

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

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

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

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

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

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

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

February 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 20th

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

1977World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

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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