On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1907

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
  • Owain Jenkins, company director

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenri Moissan

Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), dies of appendicitis at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan

1907 Highlights

About February 20, 1907

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces