February 20 - this day in history

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On February 20, 1831, during the Polish uprising of 1830–1831, the battle of Wawr ended. The haste of the advance of Palen, who started the battle without waiting for the arrival of the 3rd Infantry Division following him, and the non-simultaneous movement of the columns of I and VI corps created the difficult position of I Corps, which allowed the Poles to perform a series of successful attacks and bypassing the Russian right flank.

1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art was opened in New York, one of the largest and the fourth most visited art museums in the world.
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1922 - The Vilna Diet passed a resolution on the annexation of Vilnius and part of southeastern Lithuania to Poland.

1942 - an air battle at Bougainville - this was the first air battle in history between the Japanese naval and American aircraft carrier aircraft.
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1960 - The first performance of the future guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix took place on the stage of the native school in Seattle.

1986 - the Mir base station was put into orbit.
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1998 - 15-year-old American Tara Lipinski won the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, becoming the youngest winner of the White Olympics.

2002 - the founding of the Ukrainian publishing house “Publishing House “School”(publishing house, Kharkov).
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