20 February in History : Major Events

20 February - Today in History - Let see what happened on this day in India and World

In India and world history February 20 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

List of historical events of 20 February:

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
19943 Afghans take 70 children hostage on February 20, 1994.
1997San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record 22.9 million dollar two year contract on February 20, 1997.
1998UN Secretary General Kofi Anna lands in Baghdad on February 20, 1998 for peace negotiations.
2003Fire at the Station rock club in Rode Island kills nearly 100 people on February 2003.
2008US navy destroys a US spy satellite with missile on February 20, 2008.
2010At least 32 people died and 68 were injured from floods and mudslides on the island of Madira, Portugal on February 20, 2010.
2011North Korea raises concern regarding nuclear testing on February 20,2011 Reports show they have dug tunnels at a nuclear test site located in Punggye-ri, North Hamyong Province.
2012Scientists regenerated specimens from Silene Stenophylla, a 31, 800 year old piece of fruit on February 20, 2012, substantially surpassing previous records for the oldest plant regenerated.
2013Estonia became the first country in the world to establish a national electric car charging network on February 20. With this method cars can be charged in less than 30 minutes.
2014Germany’s design company Art+ Com saved said Google on February 20. It claimed that Internet Company infringed on its patented spatial mapping technology by incorporating its features into Google Earth.

List of famous people who born on 20 February:

YearName/Profession/Country
1964Tom Harris / Politician / Scotland
1967Kurt Cobain / Writer / United States of America
1844Joshua Slocum / Sailor / Canada
1926Matthew Bucksbaum / Business Man / United States of America
1966Cindy Crawford / Model / United States of America
1963Joakim Nystrom / Tennis Player / Sweden
1946J. Geils / Writer / United States of America
1927Ibrahim Ferrer / Singer / Cuba
1916Jean Erdman / Dancer / United States of America
1944Robert de Cotret / Politician / Canada
1919James O'Meara / Soldier / United Kingdom
1839Benjamin Waugh / Activist / United Kingdom
1925Tochinishiki Kiyotaka / Wrestler / Japan
1967Tom Waddle / Footballer / United States of America
1866Carl Westman / Architect / Sweden
1977Gail Kim / Wrestler / Canada
1989Daly Cherry-Evans / Rugby Player / Australia
1923Rena Vlahopoulou / Actress / Greece
1925Robert Altman / Writer / United States of America
1938Wiley W. Hilburn / Journalist / United States of America
1751Johann Heinrich Voss / Poet / Germany
1937David Ackles / Actor / United States of America
1893Elizabeth Holloway Marston / Author / United States of America
1967Andrew Shue / Actor / United States of America
1794William Carleton / Author / Ireland
1633Jan de Baen / Painter / Netherlands
1959David Corn / Author / United States of America
1904Alexei Kosygin / Politician / Russia
1981Fred Jackson / Footballer / United States of America
1895Louis Zborowski / Engineer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian people who born on 20 February:

YearName/Profession/Country
1988Jiah Khan / Actress / India
1956Annu Kapoor / Actor / India
1901Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili / Politician / India
1935N. Janardhana Reddy / Politician / India
1921Rao Virendra Singh / Politician / India
1953Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar / Emperor / India
1988Zia Khan / Actress / India
1973Priyanshu Chatterjee / Actor / India

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