Historical Events for 20th February 2024

1865 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
1956 – WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 – Australian cricket greats Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson play final Test match in drawn 5th Test vs England at the Sydney Cricket Ground
1975 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 – Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancel an April reunion because of the deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players
1998 – Vancouver Canucks’ right wing Pavel Bure scores 5 goals for Russia in a 7-4 semi-final win over Finland at the Nagano Winter Olympics
1999 – Toronto Maple Leafs play their first NHL home game at Air Canada Centre; Steve Thomas scores overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
2013 – Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
2014 – Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
2017 – Famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million

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