On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Scientists successfully regenerate the flowering plant, Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
  • South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea borders

Famous Deaths

  • Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97