Tuesday 20 February 2018, 08:02:40
20 February 1472
: Norway returns Shetland and Orkney, annexed and settled in 875, to Scotland to pay a debt.
20 February 1673
: The first recorded wine auction takes place in London.
20 February 1872
: In New York the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
20 February 1877
: Tchaikovsky's ballet “Swan Lake” premieres at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
20 February 1909
: Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti publishes the “Futurist Manifesto” in Le Figaro
20 February 1962
: The NASA spacecraft “Friendship 7” orbits the Earth three times in four hours and 56 minutes, making astronaut John Glenn the first American in outer space.
The personal life
deeply lived always expands into
truths beyond itself. ~ Anais Nin, French-Cuban author