What Happened on February 20, 2010

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • On the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Haig Jr, American General and 59th Secretary of State (1981-82), dies from a staphylococcal infection at 85