February 20th

1805: Angelina Grimke, US abolitionist & suffragist, 1st woman to address a state legislature (1838, MA), born.

1874: Mary Garden, Scottish operatic soprano described as “the Sarah Bernhardt of opera,” born.

1937: Nancy Wilson, US jazz & blues singer, 3 time Grammy winner, born. http://ht.ly/3ZXMt

1943: Phil Wrigley charters the All-American Girls Softball League to keep baseball going during WWII. http://ht.ly/3ZXRr

1954: Patty Hearst, publishing heiress kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army, later convicted of aiding her captors, born.

1998: US figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes at 15 the youngest ever gold medalist in the Winter Olympics.


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