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FEBRUARY 20

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National Cherry Pie Day
`Foods & Nutrition National Cherry Festival
Sports Figures
1928 Elroy Face (New York-born Major League Baseball Pitcher) New York Sports Figures Baseball
1934 Bobby Unser (Colorado-born Race Driver) Colorado Sports Figures Auto Racing
1942 Phil Esposito (Canadian Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame) Canadian Sports Figures Hockey Hall of Fame
1937 Roger Penske (Ohio-born Race Driver, Automobile Designer) Ohio Sports Figures Auto Racing
1963 Charles Barkley (Alabama-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Alabama Sports Figures Basketball African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1873 University of California Medical School Is Established California Education Medicine University of California Medical School Intellihealth
1889 Florida State Board of Health Is Created, Following Yellow Fever Epidemic in Jacksonville Florida Yellow Fever Florida Historical Society
1943 The All-American Girls Baseball League Is Formed with Franchises in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin Wisconsin Sports Figures American Women Sports Figures Baseball Wisconsin Historical Society
1980 President Carter Announces U.S. Boycott of the Moscow Olympics Soviet Union Jimmy Carter The Olympics
1986 Iowa Is the 18th State to Require Seat Belts Iowa Auto Safety Law and Legal Resources Historical Society of Iowa
1988 American, Brian Boitano, Wins the Gold Medal in Figure Skating at the Calgary Winter Olympics California Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1988 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts New York Times
1995 West Virginia State Senate Designates the Golden Delicious Apple as the Official State Fruit West Virginia Apples West Virginia Archive
1998 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1 in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region Afghanistan Tajikistan Earthquakes Death USGS
15-year-old American Figure Skater, Tara Lipinski, Is the Youngest Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics History Pennsylvania Sports Figures Figure Skating 1998 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts CNN

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