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On This Day: February 20th

This is 51st day of the year and 314 days remain in the year.

in history
1792
President George Washington signed the Post Office Act, establishing a permanent Post Office Department.
1809
The Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.
1895
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, author, and orator, died.
1962
John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
2003
A fire in a nightclub in Warwick, R.I., killed 100 and injured over 150.
February 20 BirthdaysAnsel Adams1902–1984, American Photographer.
Phil Espositohockey player
Kurt Cobainmusician
Robert Altmandirector
Honore Daumiercaricaturist, painter
Sidney Poitieractor
Louis Kahnarchitect
Bobby Unserauto racer
Buffy Sainte-Mariesinger, songwriter



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