Historical Events for 20th February 2022

1710 – Johan Willem Friso becomes Viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands
1864 – Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1899 – Ill Tel and Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
1922 – Marc Connelly and George Kaufman’s “To the Ladies” premieres in NYC
1938 – UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany
1944 – Batman and Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1958 – LA Coliseum approves 2-year pact allowing LA Dodgers to use facility whilst Dodger Stadium is completed in time for the 1962 MLB season
1988 – Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1989 – An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
2005 – 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.

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