11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th February

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1673 - The first recorded wine auction takes place in London

2. 1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City

3. 1950 - Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrives in New York for his first reading tour of the United States

4. 1962 - John Glenn makes space history as he orbits the world three times. He is the first American to orbit the Earth

5. 1966 - Cindy Crawford is born

6. 1974 - Singer Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono

7. 1986 - The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world's biggest space station, Mir

8. 1992 - German boxing promoter Eberhard Thust is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for blackmailing the father of tennis star Steffi Graf over a love affair with a photographer's model

9. 1993 - Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool

10. 1996 - Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and a bodyguard are found not guilty of first-degree murder. The jury were deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter charges, resulting in a mistrial

11. 1998 - Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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