On This Day

Historical Events on February 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 214 of 214

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to win a French César Award as Best Supporting Actress for "Clouds of Sils Maria"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Jeb Bush suspends his presidential campaign

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: South Carolina Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 32.5%

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Nevada Democratic Primary - Hillary Clinton wins with 52.6%

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2016 Gunman goes on random killing spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing 6

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2016 4-inch lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 to a memorabilia collector at an auction in Dallas, Texas

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 2016 Tropical Cyclone Winston hits Fiji, killing at least 29 - most powerful storm on record in Southern Hemisphere winds 296 kilometers per hour (184 mph)
  • 2017 Famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million
  • 2018 Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 3rd gold medal of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the biathlon mixed relay; also wins 12.5k pursuit & 15k mass start; 5th career gold (2 Sochi 2014)
  • 2018 After winning the Olympic ice dance gold medal in Vancouver (2010), Canadian pair Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir follow their team event gold by taking the ice dance title at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018 Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors becomes first female to win Olympic medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); 1,000m speed skating gold, 3000m short track relay bronze

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Queen of England, Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2018 Venezuela becomes the first country to launch a virtual currency, the petro, to counteract their financial crisis
  • 2018 Dutch women’s short track speed skating 3000m relay team skates a world record 4:03.471 in the B Final at the Pyeongchang Olympics; South Korea takes the gold medal in an inferior time, 4:07.361; Dutch win bronze by default