This was 51st day of the year and 314 days remained in the year.

February 20 Birthdays

Ansel Adams
1902–1984, American Photographer.

Honore Daumier
caricaturist, painter (1808)

Louis Kahn
architect (1901)

Robert Altman
director (1925)

Sidney Poitier
actor (1927)

Bobby Unser
auto racer (1934)

Buffy Sainte-Marie
singer, songwriter (1941)

Phil Esposito
hockey player (1942)

Kurt Cobain
musician (1967)

February 20 in History


President George Washington signed the Post Office Act, establishing a permanent Post Office Department.


The Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.


Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, author, and orator, died.


John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.


Tara Lipinski won the Olympic figure skating gold medal.


A fire in a nightclub in Warwick, R.I., killed 100 and injured over 150.

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