The 20th of February|
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20th February 1437
James I, King of Scotland
is murdered by assassins under the leadership of Walter, Earl of Atholl.
20th February 1547, London
Edward VI of England became the King of England and was crowned in the Westminster Abbey. The new king was born on October 12, 1537 and passed away on July 06, 1553. He was the son of Henry VIII.
20th February 1724, London
"Giulio Cesare", an italian opera composed by Georg Friedrich Händel, was shown for the first time.
20th February 1751, Sommerstorf
Karl Heinrich Voß, German writer.
He passed away on March 29, 1826 in Heidelberg.
20th February 1791, Vienna
Carl Czerny, Austrian piano teacher and composer.
He passed away on July 15, 1857 in Vienna.
20th February 1810
The Tyrolese Farmer and freedom fighter Andreas Hofer was shot on order of the French emperor Napoleon I. Hofer stood up for the independence of Tyrol and was the leader in the fight against Bavaria and France. A goal was among other things to back-conquer Austria which had surrendered to Bavaria during the course of the napolionic wars.
20th February 1816, Rom
The "Barber of Seville", written by Gioacchino Rossini, was premiered at the Teatro Argentina and failt because of jealous disturbances of Giovanni Paisiello. Only the second notion was celebrated as a brilliant success.
20th February 1827
German composer of classical music, directs his first overture to William Shakespeares work "A summernight dream". Not only the works of the English writer serve the great composer as source. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is considered as exemplary representative of the romantic epoch and as more as admirer of Shakespeare, Hugo, Dumas and Balzac.
20th February 1844, Wien
Ludwig Eduart Boltzmann, Austrian physicist.
Boltzmann is considered as a founder of the kinetic gas theory. He analyzed the distribution principle of the molecular energy distribution. His theses are designated as so-called Boltzmann theorem.
He selected suicide on September 5, 1906 in Duino near Goerz.
20th February 1844, Wilmot, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joshua A. Slocum
was a Canadian-American seaman and adventurer, a noted writer, and the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. In 1900 he told the story of this in Sailing Alone Around the World. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray, originally sloop-rigged, but re-rigged as a yawl in the midst of his circumnavigation, while Slocum was traversing the Strait of Magellan.
20th February 1851, Nordhausen
Johann Andreas Schmalbauch, industrialist in Braunschweig
is considered as a pioneer of tin production and the packaging industry. 1898 he took over a small sheet-metal-goods factory in 1898 and exceeded with the tin manufacturing the million-border two years later. He died in the year of 1904. His company was renamed in Schmalbach at 1913.
20th February 1857
The German shipping company "Norddeutscher Lloyd" opend its travel route to North and South America, Asia and Australia with the maiden voyage of the passenger liner "Bremen" in Bremen. The ship was driven by means of steam engines , and has however still some sails as additional driving power. Air traffic displaced the luxury passenger liners against middle of the last century. The shipping company "Norddeutscher Lloyd" is called "Hapag Lloyed" today.
20th February 1872, New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was opened in New York.
20th February 1888, Paris
He died on July 5, 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
20th February 1898, Modena
Enzo Ferrari, Italian car manufacturer
and formular-1 car constructor.
He died on August 14, 1988 in Modena.
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20th February 1890, Berlin
SPD on the rise
When the Reichstag was elected on this day, the Social Democrats were able to book with 19.8 percent the most votes. But the success was illusiv: Due to the voting system in the German Empire they got only 35 of the 397 parliamentary seats. The newly elected Reichstag had a majority of opponents of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. After the electoral victory of the Social Democrats Bismarck presented a coup intention to the Emperor, but the Emperor refused it. A month after the election Bismarck was dismissed. This was mainly due to ongoing differences in matters of social reforms.
20th February 1909, Riga
Heinz Erhardt, German actor and verse writer.
Heinz Erhardt belongs to the most populare comedians in the German television of the 50th and 60th. He liked to act the awkwards and love-worthy chaotic citizens. With biting humor did he caricature enigmaticly exactly this type of humans. Erhardt wrote also poems and verses with the same linguistic irony. He died on June 5, 1979 in Hamburg
20th February 1914, Rochester, Kent, Groß Britannien.
Peter Rogers, British film producer.
Rogers is most well-known as producer of the Carry On series of British comedy films, beginning with Carry On Sergeant in 1958. There were 31 films in all and is producing Carry On London. His wife was the film producer Betty Box.
20th February 1924, Essen, Germany.
Karl Hans Albrecht is a German entrepreneur. His father was the founder of the food chain "Aldi". He and his brother Theo Albrecht (1922 - 2010) continued the business. Karl Hans Albrecht became the only CEO of "Aldi South" as the discount store business was splitted off into 2 parts in 1960.
20th February 1924, Miami, Florida
Sidney Poitier, American actor
20th February 1925, Kansas City, Missouri
Robert Altman, American director.
Robert Altman established a new era of the American movie during the 60th. His movies are life and society studies, packed as brilliant persiflage and bitter-sweet satire. 1969 received Altman the Oscar for the movie script of the anti-war movie M.A.S.H. Further large works are Nashville (1975), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993) und Cookies Fortune (1998).
Robert Altmann died on November 20, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20th February 1952
The adventure movie "African Queen" came with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn into the American cinemas. Bogard received the Oscar for the performance of the captain.
20th February 1959, Braunschweig, Deutschland
was also born on a 20th of February.
She is my wife.
20th February 1962, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (* 18. July 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio) is an American test pilot and astronaut. He started as pilot on the peak of an Atlas rocket the Mercury 6 mission "Friendship 7" from Kennedy space center in Florida on February 20, 1962. He was the first American who circled the earth three times. The entire mission took 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds.
20th February 1966, DeKalb, Illinois
Cindy Crawford, American model.
She got her start in modeling at fifteen years old while living in DeKalb, Illinois. Three years later in 1983, she competed in Elite Model Management's Look of the Year competition, placing among the top 15 finalists. She went on to become one of the most successful models of all time, appearing on over 600 magazine covers worldwide. This means that nearly half of Cindy's life has been spent in wardrobe, hair and makeup and then, in front of the camera.
20th February 1967, Hoquaim, Washington
Kurt Cobain was the singer of Nirvana, a grunge-group that had more impact on the style and culture of popular rock music than any band since the Sex Pistols. Nirvana's 1991 mainstream debut album - Nevermind - transformed the music scene with a total and unapologetic departure from the superficial, glam-rock, hair-band mode that had been predominant since the 80's.
About 3 years later Nirvana came to a halt when Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 5, 1994. He was 27.
20th February 1988, Saint Michael, Barbados
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is an international successful singer from Barbados (a. o. „Unfaithful“ 2006, „Umbrella“ 2007, „Disturbia 2008“)and multiple Grammy-winner.
Pisces is the sign of the Fishes
Element water & motto "I Believe"
With the Sun in Pisces you are sensitive, impressionable, warm and loving. Possessing a powerful imagination you see the poetry of life, and no matter where located you infuse a sense of the beautiful into your surroundings. An optimist and dreamer, you strive all the while for Utopia, seeking a quiet life with as little trouble as possible. One great gift is your ability for interpreting ideas. You have the capability of taking an idea and transforming it into something everyone can appreciate and understand. A strong sense of service and compassion is also part of your nature. On occasion you find yourself put on by others, and torn by emotions and desperate to do the right thing, you become easily confused, giving way for the sake of peace and harmony. This may leave the impression of your being weak-willed. Very intuitive and sentimental, you have a tendency, at times, to live in a make-believe world, giving little attention to practical matters. Always acting from the highest ideals your kind nature endears you to others.
Likely occupations are in entertainment and kindred arts, any of the medical professions, occupations to do with the sea, literary and public work, professions to do with philosophy or religion, or any work demanding imagination and creative ability.
You are very attractive to others and have no problems finding partners, although these are more often than not the wrong ones. You are easily led astray by others and need someone who is strong, protective and who understands your easily hurt emotional character.