February 20, 2005 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 47th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (135.173 MPH)
  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)