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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1832Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

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

February 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 20th

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

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

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

1887Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada

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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