Today in History: February 20

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Today in History: February 20

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit; the Rhode Island nightclub fire; Actor Sydney Poitier born; Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the Winter Olympics.