Events, February 20th

1839 – The U.S. Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.

1872 – Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured paper bags.

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.

1872 – Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing machine.

1933 – The U.S. House of Representatives completed congressional action on the amendment to repeal Prohibition.

1952 – “The African Queen” with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn opened at the Capitol Theatre in New York City.

1962 – John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. (Image: wikipedia.org)

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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