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).

Historical Events:

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.

Celebrity Births:

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

4 thoughts on “On This Day — February 20th

    • I’d take Ivana over mama pimp Cindy any day. I honour the woman who marries her way out of the Soviet Bloc and up the food chain. I spit on any woman who shills her kids out to the morally bankrupt fashion industry or her husband out to George Clooney.


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