February 20, 2003 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.

Deaths in History

  • Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
  • Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
  • Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)