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20 February

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Events which occurred on 20 February.

On Earth

  • 1938 - In response to an article in the Observer of January 16, a letter by J.R.R. Tolkien is published, explaining the name and inception of the intriguing hero, which would, according to the Observer, "save many research students so very much trouble in the generations to come."
  • 1974 - Artist and linguist Ryszard Derdzinski is born.

In Arda