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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1931

Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge

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1932

Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China

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1933

Curom, Cura‡aose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech

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1933

Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist

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1933

Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn," premieres in NYC

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1933

House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition

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1934

Lady Wharton

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1934

Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC

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1934

Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)

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1935

Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica

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1936

Roy Beggs, British MP

Birth
1936

John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67

Death
1936

Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)

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1936

Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)

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1937

Roger Penske, auto racer

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1937

Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)

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1937

Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)

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1937

David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)

Birth
1937

"Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies

Death
1937

1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca

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1938

Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra

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1938

UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany

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1938

Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1939

Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher

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1939

Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)

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