Historical Events for 20th February 2023

1922 – Vilnius, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
1934 – Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s opera “Four Saints in Three Acts” opens on Broadway at the 44th Street Theatre, NYC
1949 – 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
1975 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 – 37th Berlin International Film Festival: “The Theme” wins the Golden Bear
1988 – Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1988 – Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
1989 – An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
2018 – Venezuela becomes the first country to launch a virtual currency, the petro, to counteract their financial crisis
2021 – Englishwoman Jasmine Harrison (21) becomes the youngest woman to row across an ocean arriving in Antigua as part of the Atlantic Challenge after 70 days, 3 hours, 48 minutes

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