On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1901

Historical Events

  • 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • RenĂ© Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
1901 Highlights

About February 20, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces