Historical Events In February - 20
Saturday, 09 December 2023
1989 Total eclipse of the Moon on February - 20.
1991 On this day in history slovenia dissolves all its links with the former Yugoslavia
1992 On February - 20 orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
1992 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
1994 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1998 On February - 20 tara Lipinski wins Olympics figure skating gold medal
1998 On February - 20 uN Secretary-General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
1999 Fifteen-year-old U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medal winner in Winter Olympics history, as she wins the ladies figure skating category at Nagano, Japan on this day in history.
2005 On February - 20 early Legislative elections in Portugal resulted in a landslide victory for José Sócrates and the Socialist Party.
2005 On this day in history spanish referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
2012 On February - 20 scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
2013 On February - 20 estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
2017 On this day in history famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million
2018 Queen of England, Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance at London fashion week on February - 20.
2018 On this day in history venezuela becomes the first country to launch a virtual currency, the petro, to counteract their financial crisis
2019 On this day in history a major fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh kills at least 78 people.
2020 On February - 20 new Bank of England Â£20 note with painter JMW Turner released, replacing earlier one with economist Adam Smith
2021 On this day in history australian Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her 4th major and second Australian title; beats American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3
2021 2020â€“21 H5N8 outbreak: 7 people test positive for H5N8 bird flu at a poultry farm in southern Russia, becoming the first known human cases on February - 20.