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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1887

Germany, Austria-Hungary and France end Triple Alliance

Event
1887

1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)

Event
1888

Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher

Birth
1888

Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)

Birth
1889

Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer

Birth
1890

Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire

Event
1892

Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74

Death
1893

Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)

Birth
1895

Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

Event
1895

Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77

Death
1895

Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)

Birth
1896

Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist

Birth
1897

Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)

Birth
1898

Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari)

Birth
1899

Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)

Birth
1899

Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)

Birth
1899

Ill Tel and Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system

Event
1900

Antonio Veretti, composer

Birth
1900

Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer

Birth
1900

Jean Negulesco

Birth
1901

Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)

Birth
1901

Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist

Birth
1901

Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)

Birth
1901

Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]

Birth
1901

1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes

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