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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

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

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

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

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.

1975Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

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

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

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

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

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

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

February 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 20th

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

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

February 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 20th

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

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

February 20th Deaths
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