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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

1832Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

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

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

1975Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

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

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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
Date Event
Notable Deaths on February 20th

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

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

February 20th Deaths
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