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KIU TRIVIA: February 20 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Day of Social Justice:  (Social Justice Equality Day) is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality gender, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Many organizations, including the UN, American Library Association (ALA), and the International Labour Organization, make statements on the importance of social justice for people. World Day of Social Justice was declared On 26 November 2007 by the UN General Assembly starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly.

Clean Out Your Bookcase Day. On this day, avid readers and bibliophiles focus on getting their bookcases clean and in order. They dust or wipe down their books.


What Happened Today?

In 2005, Spain became the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

In 1965, Ranger 8 crashed into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronaut. The Apollo program was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.



1988, Rihanna Barbadian/American singer-songwriter, actress

1951, Gordon Brown Scottish politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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