On This Day in History, February 20

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Check out our list of events that occurred on February 20 in history!

  • 1919 – French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau was injured during an assassination attempt.
  • 1932 – Pierre Laval’s first French government fell.
  • 1933 – A majority of the house had voted for the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited the sale and distribution of all alcohol.
  • 1938 – Adolf Hitler announced his support for Japan during the Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1947 – Earl Mountbatten of Burma was appointed as the last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence.
  • 1950 – The dairy exhibit was to be displayed on this day in Ada, Oklahoma.
  • 1962 – John Glenn became the 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7.
  • 1972 – Ard Schenk won the world championship for speed skating.
  • 1986 – LA Dodger Orel Hershiser was 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration.
  • 1993 – Two 10-year-old boys were charged with the abduction and murder of a two-year-old boy, James Bulger in Liverpool.
  • 1998 – Tara Lipinski became the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history when she won the ladies’ figure skating title at age 15 in Nagano, Japan.
  • 1998 – UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan landed in Baghdad, for peaceful negotiations.
  • 2007 – An American court upheld an anti-terrorism provision that stated that the Guantanamo Bay inmates will not be able to challenge their detention in the U.S. courts.
  • 2011 -Peruvian forces were sent to destroy illegal gold miners’ river dredgers in the country’s Madre de Dios Amazon region.
  • 2013 -China eased up on rules that restrict the number of foreign films that can be shown in the country.
  • 2013 -Estonia became the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars.
  • 2014 -Contaminated and radioactive water leaked from a storage container at Japan’s earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
  • 2015 -Kristen Stewart was the first American actress to win a French César Award as Best Supporting Actress for “Clouds of Sils Maria”.
  • 2016 -Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign.
  • 2016 – 4-inch lock of John Lennon’s hair sold for $35,000 to a memorabilia collector at an auction in Dallas, Texas.


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