THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/02


This day in #history 20/02

FEBRUARY 20TH

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1971 – Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints
himself president of Uganda

1975 – Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

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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 .

2013 – Kepler -37 b, the smallest known exoplanet,bis discovered

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1951 – Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland , British Labour Prime Minister ( 2007– 10)

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1988 – Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1895 – Frederick Douglass , escaped slave, anti slavery leader, dies at 77

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1907 – Henri Moissan [ Ferdinand- Frederic- ],
chemist (Nobel 1906) , dies at 54

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