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Importance of 20th February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th February special in the world history.

1989
Two IRA bombers attacked an army barracks at Tern Hill, Shropshire
Great Britain
1979
In Belfast, Northern Ireland, 11 members of the loyalist Shankill Butchers gang were given 42 life sentences for committing 19 sectarian murders
Great Britain
1961
Death of Percy Grainger, Australian composer.
Australia
1959
Americas Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that rival political candidates must be given equal time on TV news programmes
United States
1958
The government announced that Sheerness Docks, one the oldest naval dockyards in the UK, was to be shut down.
Great Britain
1935
Caroline Mikkelsen, the wife of a Norwegian whaling ship's captain became the first person to set footin Antarctica
Norway
1909
The Futurist Manifesto by Italian ideologist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was published in the French newspaper Le Figaro
Italy
1902
Birth of Ansel Adams, American landscape photographer.
United States
1877
The ballet Swan Lake was premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Russian Federation
1872
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opened.
United States
1816
Premiere of Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
Italy
1809
The US Supreme Court ruled that the power of federal government was greater than that of individual states
United States
1472
Orkney & Shetland are transferred from Norway to Scotland as a dowry for Margaret of Denmark when she married James III.
Great Britain
1431
Death of Pope Martin V
Italy
1408
Battle of Bramham Moor
Great Britain
1408
Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman .
Great Britain
1258
Death of Al-Musta’sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad (approximate date).
Iraq
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