Ephemeris of February 20

Ephemeris of February 20

1962 : John glenn becomes the first American to perform an Earth orbit aboard his Mercury spacecraft.

1811: the writer François-René de Chateaubriand was elected to the Académie française. Napoleon I forbade him to deliver his speech in front of his peers, a praise of freedom.

1794: French possession since 1649, Île Bourbon is renamed by the Convention, the'Reunion Island.



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