On This Day — February 20th
February 20th is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year (315 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
1547 – Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.
1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
1962 – While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in four hours, 55 minutes.
2003 – During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the Station nightclub ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
Singer Rihanna turns 30
Supermodel Cindy Crawford turns 52
Actor Sidney Poitier turns 91
Comedian Trevor Noah turns 34
Businesswoman Ivana Trump turns 69
Actor Miles Teller turns 31