20th February

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1993 James Bulger - two 10 year olds charged Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool.
1989 The Troubles - IRA bomb Tern Hill barracks Police are hunting two IRA bombers who attacked an army barracks at Tern Hill in Shropshire.
1986 Mir launched The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world's biggest space station, Mir.
1965 NASA - Ranger 8 The Ranger 8 spacecraft crashes on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface.
1962 John Glenn orbits earth Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Earth as he flew aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1927 Sidney Poitier born American actor Sidney Poitier is born
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On This Day - 20th February