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February 20 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 20. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 51 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1339
    The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
  • 1472
    Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1685
    René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
  • 1792
    The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington.
  • 1798
    Louis-Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
  • 1810
    Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
  • 1813
    Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
  • 1816
    Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
  • 1835
    Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 1846
    Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Olustee: The largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
  • 1865
    End of the Uruguayan War, with a peace agreement between President Tomás Villalba and rebel leader Venancio Flores, setting the scene for the destructive War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1872
    In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
  • 1873
    The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco.
  • 1877
    Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
  • 1901
    The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
  • 1909
    Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
  • 1913
    King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
  • 1921
    The Young Communist League of Czechoslovakia is founded.
  • 1931
    The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
  • 1933
    The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
  • 1935
    Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
  • 1942
    Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
  • 1943
    American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • 1943
    The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
  • 1944
    World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.

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