About February 20

February 20, 2021 is the 51st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 346 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 20

  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1810
    Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
  • 1877
    Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
  • 1877
    The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
  • 1901
    The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
  • 1909
    Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1931
    The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
  • 1943
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
  • 1943
    American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • 1944
    World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
  • 1952
    Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
  • 1959
    The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
  • 1978
    The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1987
    Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
  • 1988
    The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 1989
    An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
  • 1998
    American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
  • 2009
    Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
  • 2010
    In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.

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