On this day, February 20

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On this day, February 20, in 1942, President Manuel L. Quezon, his family, and cabinet fled Corregidor.

The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, [2014].

On this day in 1986, the USSR began building the space station, Mir.

On this day in 1962, John Glenn left Earth aboard Friendship 7 to orbit three times, each orbit lasting five hours at an altitude of 162 miles and a speed of 17,500 mph.

February is National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month (Proclamation No. 157, s. 2002).

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