February 20 in history: Construction of Canberra begins, US citizen orbits Earth, and more

First woman reaches Antarctica, last viceroy of India appointed, and more — here's what happened on this day in history

1913

Works to build Australia's capital city 'Canberra' commence

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1935

Caroline Mikkelsen becomes first woman to reach Antarctica 

(Photograph:WION)

1947

Earl Mountbatten of Burma is appointed as last viceroy of India

(Photograph:WION)

1962

John Glenn becomes 1st US citizen to orbit Earth

(Photograph:WION)

1988

The Nagorno-Karabakh War is triggered

(Photograph:WION)

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