Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Week 08)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is February 20. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

1982
Carnegie Hall in New York begins $20 million in renovations.
1971
Young people protest having to cut their long hair in Athens, Greece.
1968
North Vietnamese army chief in Hue orders all looters to be shot on sight.
1965
Ranger 8 hits the moon and sends back 7,000 photos to the United States.
1963
Moscow offers to allow on-site inspection of nuclear testing.
1962
Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
1959
The FCC applies the equal time rule to TV newscasts of political candidates.
1954
The Ford Foundation gives a $25 million grant to the Fund for Advancement of Education.
1943
German troops of the Afrika Korps break through the Kasserine Pass, defeating U.S. forces.
1942
Lt. Edward O’Hare downs five out of nine Japanese bombers that are attacking the carrier Lexington.
1941
The United States sends war planes to the Pacific.
1938
Hitler demands self-determination for Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia.
1918
The Soviet Red Army seizes Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine.
1915
President Woodrow Wilson opens the Panama-Pacific Expo in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.
1906
Russian troops seize large portions of Mongolia.
1900
J.F. Pickering patents his airship.
1864
Confederate troops defeat a Union army sent to bring Florida into the union at the Battle of Olustee, Fla.
1831
Polish revolutionaries defeat the Russians in the Battle of Grochow.
1809
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.
1792
The U.S. Postal Service is created.
1725
New Hampshire militiamen partake in the first recorded scalping of Indians by whites in North America.
1513
Pope Julius II dies. He will lay in rest in a huge tomb sculptured by Michelangelo.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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