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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

19784th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

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.

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

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

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

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

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

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

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

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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

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

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

February 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 20th

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

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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