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Notable Historical Events for February 20th

1994Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

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

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

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

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

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

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

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

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

1832Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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

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

1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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

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

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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