Friendship 7 ( 1962 ) The Friendship 7 piloted by Marine Lieutenant John Glenn, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was the first complete orbit around the earth made by an American astronaut.
San Francisco Bay Bridge
20th February ( 1931 ) :President Hoover signed a bill that authorizes the state of California to build the San Francisco Bay bridge across San Francisco Bay.
Oil and Gas in North Sea
20th February ( 1965 ) : With the ever increasing need for oil and gas around the world and the jump in crude oil prices Britain is prospecting for Oil and Gas in the icy waters of the North Sea off Britain East Coast. The economy unlike any other is beset with problems including the falling value of the pound, the strangle hold Trade Unions have over both business and Government with shorter working weeks combined with higher wages companies in Britain are no longer competitive with the rest of the world . The country still has great engineers as can be seen by the joint British / French project of building the worlds first supersonic passenger plane ( The Concord ), so maybe all that is needed is the boost finding large deposits of oil and natural gas in the north sea to make Britain Great again.
Channel Tunnel Announced 20th February ( 1986 ) On this day, it was announced that a tunnel channel would be built by France and Britain. This underground travel path was commonly referred to as the “Chunnel” which combines the words tunnel and channel. This was a project that had originally been planned back in the early 1800s. Napoleon was the ones who had drawn up the original blueprints for this project. Finally, in 1994 this project was complete. Since 1994, the Channel Tunnel has been used for the passing of trains, cars, and buses, which cross under the English Channel in less than a half hour.