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February 20 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).

Events

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1901 – 2000

From 2001

  • 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 15 years.
  • 2002 – In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
  • 2003 – In Rhode Island, USA, The Station nightclub fire kills about 100 and injures over 200.
  • 2005Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
  • 2005Jeff Gordon wins his third Daytona 500.
  • 2010 – Floods and mudslides hit the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 43 people.
  • 2013 - Kepler-37b, the smallest-known planet outside the Solar System, is discovered.
  • 2014 - After several people had been killed during clashes two days earlier, protests in Kiev, Ukraine, erupt into violence again, with at least 20 people reported to have been killed. The EU imposes sanctions on Ukraine later the same day.
  • 2016 - Prime Minister David Cameron announces that the United Kingdom is to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union, on June 23.

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