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Jupiter and Saturn were in geocentric conjunction on February 20, 1941
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1940PA.....48..411G

A total lunar eclipse occurred on the evening of Wednesday, February 20, 2008. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t15583833/lunar-eclipse-feb-20-2008/

On February 20, the rays of the sun would have penetrated the sanctuary of Abu Simbel
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34261004/abu-simbel/



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The Parícutin volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield on February 20, 1943.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41263980/parcutin-volcano/

The 1835 Concepción earthquake occurred in Chile on February 20
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835_Concepci%C3%B3n_earthquake

The Gori earthquake with the surface wave magnitude of 6.2 hit the town of Gori on 20 February 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1920_Gori_earthquake

The Aurora Islands were sighted again by a Spanish survey ship on 20 February 1794
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Islands

The China Academy of Space Technology was founded on 20 February 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Academy_of_Space_Technology



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The first animals sent into space were fruit flies aboard a U.S.-launched V2 rocket on February 20, 1947.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47909009/v-2-rocket-20/

The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission was launched February 20, 1962.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34189008/mercury-atlas-6-mission/

The Kosmos 202 satellite was launched in 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_202

Tenma, known as Astro-B before launch, was launched on February 20, 1983
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenma

Clementine, lunar Orbit Insertion in 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementine_(spacecraft)

The Odin satellite was launched on February 20, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin_(satellite)

Operation Burnt Frost was a military operation to intercept and destroy the USA-193 satellite 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Burnt_Frost



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Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Tsibliyev

Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov (born February 20, 1943) is a former Soviet cosmonaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Pavlovich_Aleksandrov

Joseph Albert Walker (February 20, 1921 - June 8, 1966) was an American test pilot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_A._Walker

Some speculation surrounds Voltaires date of birth, which he always claimed to be 20 February 1694.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire#Biography

John Fuller (20 February 1757 - 11 April 1834), was a philanthropist, patron of the arts and sciences, and a supporter of slavery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%27Mad_Jack%27_Fuller

William Ellis, (20 February 1828 - 11 December 1916) was an English astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ellis_(astronomer)

John H. DeWitt, Jr. (February 20, 1906 - January 25, 1999) was an American pioneer in radar astronomy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._DeWitt,_Jr.

Andrew Christopher Fabian (born 20 February 1948) is a British astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Fabian

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (February 20, 1844 - September 5, 1906) was an Austrian physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Boltzmann

George Fitzgerald Smoot III (born February 20, 1945) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel laureate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Smoot

Paul Rafaelovich Amnuél (born 20 February 1944) is a Soviet and Israeli physicist and science fiction writer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rafaelovich_Amnu%C3%A9l

Robin Ince (born 20 February 1969) is an English comedian, actor and writer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Ince



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Brazil is a British science fiction fantasy film Released on 20 February 1985.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780275/brazil/



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NGC 2250 was discovered by John Herschel on the 20th February 1830.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780034/ngc-2250/

NGC 2373 was discovered by George Johnstone Stoney on the 20th February 1849.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780030/ngc-2373/

NGC 2375 was discovered by George Johnstone Stoney on the 20th February 1849.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780023/ngc-2375/

NGC 2458 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780017/ngc-2458/

NGC 2461 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780013/ngc-2461/

NGC 2462 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780006/ngc-2462/

NGC 2464 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780000/ngc-2464/

NGC 2465 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779997/ngc-2465/

NGC 2466 was discovered by John Herschel on the 20th February 1835.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779996/ngc-2466/

NGC 2471 was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779990/ngc-2471/

NGC 2472 was discovered by William Parsons on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779984/ngc-2472/

NGC 2473 was discovered by William Parsons on the 20th February 1851.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779981/ngc-2473/

NGC 2570 was discovered by Ralph Copeland on the 20th February 1873.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56779977/ngc-2570/



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Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sgr) was discovered to behave as a "slow nova" on the 20th February, 1996.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t22579376/v4334-sgr/

Kepler-37b, Kepler-37c and Kepler-37d, were discovered on the 20th February, 2013.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t52716789/kepler-37b/

Asteroid (160) Una was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on February 20, 1876
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/160_Una

Asteroid 288 Glauke was discovered by Robert Luther on February 20, 1890 in Nice.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/288_Glauke

The Great Comet of 1402 made its closest approach to the Earth (0.7061 AU) on the 20th February 1402 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53334634/great-comet-of-1402/

Comet 122P/de Vico was discovered by Francesco de Vico in Rome on February 20, 1846.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/122P/de_Vico

Washington State meteor February 21, 1911
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56783463/washington-state-meteor-february-21-1911/

Southern England Fireball 2005 February 20
http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/meteors.html



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Meteorites

The Ranchapur (H4) meteorite fell in Bihar, India, on the 20th February, 1917.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47901944/ranchapur-meteorite/

The Dubrovnik (L3-6) meteorite fell in Croatia, on the 20th February, 1951.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47901940/dubrovnik-meteorite/

The San Michele (L6) meteorite fell in Marche, Italy, on the 20th February, 2002.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t59714336/san-michele-meteorite/



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