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Today in history: Feb. 20
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Today in history: Feb. 20

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Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, and more events that happened on this day in…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bobby Bare, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan, Janis Ian, John Oate…

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and more events …

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In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia, killed 29 workers, and more events that happened on this da…

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Daisy Ridley, David Harbour, Haley Joel Osment, Kenneth “Babyface” …

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In 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea, and more events that happened on t…

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In 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hits a sky hook to become the NBA’s top career scorer. Wilt Chamberlain, with 31,419 points, held the record sinc…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Hayley Atwell, Juicy J, Lily James, Mike McCready, Pharrell William…

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