Historical Events for 20th February 2019

1619 – Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government
1673 – 1st recorded wine auction held in London
1929 – American Samoa organizes as territory of US
1935 – Dane Caroline Mikkelson is 1st woman to land on Antarctica
1941 – 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
1947 – Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
1965 – Beatles record “That Means a Lot”
1972 – 14th Daytona 500: A.J. Foyt dominates the race, winning by almost 2 laps over his closest competitor Charlie Glotzbach
1981 – James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
1986 – LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration

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