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20 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


20 February: A lot of significant events took place on this day in history on 20th February. From the repeal of the 18th Amendment to the resignation of Anthony Eden, 20th February is packed with historical significance.

Read on to find out what special day is today!

20 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 20 February

    • In 1965, Ranger 8 – a robotic lunar spacecraft launched by NASA crashed after transmitting 7,137 lunar surface photographs.
    • In 1986, The Soviet Union finally launched the biggest space station in the world known as Mir.
    • In 2013, civil workers in Malawi went on strike over wages, and all the airports in the country had to be shut down.
    • In 2014, a devastating nuclear leak took place at Fukushima.

Birth Anniversaries (20 February)

    • In 1902, the most important landscape photographer of the 20th century, Ansel Adams was born.
    • In 1907, American actor Malcolm Atterbury was born on this day.
    • In 1911, British actress Margot Grahame was born in Canterbury, England.
    • In 1920, Russian weapons designer Yevgeny Dragunov was born.
    • In 1921, American experimental physicist Joseph A. Walker was born.

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Death Anniversaries (20 February)

    • In 1895, African-American lecturer, editor, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass died at the age of 77 of a heart attack.
    • In 1950, Indian Independence Activist Sarat Chandra Bose died at 60.
    • In 1993, Italian automobile designer Ferruccio Lamborghini who founded Automobili Lamborghini died on this day.
    • In 2003, French author Maurice Blanchot died.

What Special Day is Today: 20 February

    • National Cherry Pie Day is celebrated in the United States.
    • National Handcuff Day is observed in the United States.
    • National Muffin Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day.
    • National Love Your Pet Day is celebrated in the United States.


Are you a history buff like we are? Do you know what more special events took place on this day in history on 20th February?

If yes, then write to us in the comments down below and tell us what special day is today!



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