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|February 20th, 2005||Event||Spain 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.|
|February 20th, 2002||Event||In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.|
|February 20th, 1998||Event||American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.|
|February 20th, 1991||Event||A gigantic statue of Albania s long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.|
|February 20th, 1987||Event||Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, Utah, a bomb explodes in a computer store.|
|February 20th, 1976||Event||The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.|
|February 20th, 1965||Event||Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.|
|February 20th, 1962||Event||Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn orbits the earth three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first American to orbit the earth.|
|February 20th, 1959||Event||The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.|
|February 20th, 1952||Event||Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.|
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