April 13, 2024

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Why is it celebrated every February 20?

Why is it celebrated every February 20?

2024 – Cat Day. International day Cat2009 will commemorate the death of US President Bill Clinton's cat, Sox.

Ephemeris. International Cat Day. (illustrative picture)

Socks entered all official events at the White House and became popular around the world. Finally, after his death 15 years ago, World Cat Day is commemorated.

Anniversaries and International Cat Day appear within Google Trends' search trends.

Sax, Bill Clinton's daughter's cat
Sax, Bill Clinton's daughter's cat

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1813 – Battle of Salta. The Northern Army, led by General Manuel Belgrano, defeats Brigadier Juan Pio Tristan's Spanish troops at the Battle of Salta and recovers territories in upper Peru. The victory also stopped a potential Spanish military advance towards Buenos Aires. Belgrano had already defeated the Spanish military leader at the Battle of Tucuman.

Battle of Salta (Aristin Poppy)
Battle of Salta (Aristin Poppy)

1872 – Meat opened. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most important in the world, is opened in the Manhattan district of New York City, USA. The MET, as it is called, houses more than two million works by great plastic artists.

1909 – Oscar German is born. Jazz musician and guitarist Oscar Aleman was born in Chaco, Calif., where he played with greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

1925 – Robert Altman is born. American filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman, Hollywood film icon and honorary Oscar and Golden Globe winner for Gosford Park, was born in Kansas City (Missouri, USA). Altman achieved international acclaim for MASH and Nashville.

1966 – Cindy Crawford is born. Cindy Crawford, the best American model and actress who revolutionized the world of fashion in the 80s and 90s, called “Top Models”, was born in Dekalb (Illinois, USA).

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1967 – Kurt Cobain was born. American musician, guitarist and singer Kurt Cobain, icon of Generation X and leader of the alternative rock band Nirvana, was born in Aberdeen (Washington, USA).

1983 – Rosanna Falaska dies. At the age of 29, singer Rosanna Falasca, one of the greatest female voices in tango history, died in Don Torquato, Buenos Aires. He recorded his first album at the age of 17.

1988 – Rihanna was born. Born in the municipality of St. Michael on the Caribbean island of Barbados, singer, dancer and actress Rihanna (Robin Rihanna Fenty), is considered one of the most influential music artists of the 21st century.

Rihanna's Avant-Garde Performance at the Super Bowl  (AP)
Rihanna's Avant-Garde Performance at the Super Bowl (AP)

2024 – Social justice. Since 2009, the World Day of Social Justice has been established by the United Nations to promote poverty eradication, decent work and gender equality.

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(illustrative picture)

Other anniversaries

1813.- The forces of General Belgrano defeated the court of General Tristan in the decisive battle of Salta for the independence of Argentina.

1909.- The Parisian newspaper Le Picaro published the movement's founding document 'Futurist Manifesto' in its entirety, written by Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

1932.- Tod Browning's American film Freaks is released, a cult classic of horror cinema.

1944.- Operation “Big Week” began, the intensive bombing of German munitions factories by American aircraft during World War II.

1947.- Lord Louis Mountbatten was appointed as the last Viceroy of India with the task of overseeing the negotiated withdrawal of the most famous British colony.

1962.- Lt. John Glenn becomes the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth in Mercury Atlas 6.

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1970.- The Chilean government, led by socialist Salvador Allende, signs a trade agreement with Fidel Castro's Cuba, despite the ban on the Organization of American States.

1982.- Guillermo Rodríguez, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, was assassinated in Guatemala.

1986.- Italian police arrested Michael Greco, also known as The Pope, who is considered the top boss of the Sicilian Mafia.

1991.- Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Tirana for the democratization of Albania and tore down a statue of Enver Hoxha, the founder of the Albanian communist regime.

2005.- The Israeli Council of Ministers approves an evacuation plan for the Palestinian Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation.

2013.- Ecuador's main airport, Mariscal Sucre International Airport, opened in the city of Tababela, with the highest passenger traffic in the country.

2021.- The United States declares a “major disaster” in Texas, one of the states hardest hit by the storm that caused dozens of deaths.


1901.- Ali Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian soldier and politician.

1904.- Alexey N. Kosygin, Soviet politician.

1925.- Robert Altman, American film director.

1927.- Sidney Poitier, American actor.

1927.- Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer.

1933.- Manuel Alejandro, composer.

1947.- Peter Strauss, American actor.

1963.- Ian George Brown, British musician and composer, lead singer of the alternative rock band The Stone Roses.

1998.- Matt Hunter, American singer.

2014.- Eleanor of Sweden, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland.


1920.- Robert E. Peary, American explorer and geographer.

1933.- Takiji Kobayashi, Japanese writer.

1936.- Max Schreck, German actor.

1941.- George Minne, Belgian sculptor.

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1951.- Cyril Maude, British actor.

1963.- Ferenc Fricze, Hungarian conductor and musician.

1963.- Jacob Gade, Danish composer.

1968.- Anthony Asquith, British film producer.

1969.- Ernst Ansermet, Swiss conductor and musician.

1972.- Maria Kobert-Mayer, German physicist, Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

1976.- René Cassin, French jurist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

1982.- Gershom Sholem, Israeli philosopher and historian.

1992.- Roberto D'Aubuisson, Salvadoran politician, founder of the Arena Party.

1993.- Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian car manufacturer.

1995.- Robert Bolt, British playwright and screenwriter.

2010.- Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician.

2012.- Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Medicine, Italian-American.

2018.- Emma Chambers, British actress.

2020.- Jean Daniel, French writer and journalist, founder of “Le Nouvel Observateur”.

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