February 21st Events

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February 21st, 2007 (February 21 2007)EventItalian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
February 21st, 2004 (February 21 2004)EventThe first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
February 21st, 1995 (February 21 1995)EventSteve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
February 21st, 1975 (February 21 1975)EventWatergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.John Mitchell Quotes
February 21st, 1974 (February 21 1974)EventThe last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
February 21st, 1973 (February 21 1973)EventOver the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down a Libyan Airlines jet killing 108.
February 21st, 1972 (February 21 1972)EventPresident Richard Nixon visits the People s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
February 21st, 1972 (February 21 1972)EventThe Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
February 21st, 1971 (February 21 1971)EventThe Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
February 21st, 1970 (February 21 1970)EventSwissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zurich, Switzerland.
February 21st, 1965 (February 21 1965)EventMalcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X Quotes
February 21st, 1960 (February 21 1960)EventCuban leader Fidel Castro nationalizes all businesses in Cuba.Fidel Castro Quotes
February 21st, 1958 (February 21 1958)EventThe Peace symbol is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment.
February 21st, 1953 (February 21 1953)EventFrancis Crick and James D. Watson discover the structure of the DNA molecule.James D. Watson Quotes
February 21st, 1952 (February 21 1952)EventThe British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".Winston Churchill Quotes
February 21st, 1952 (February 21 1952)EventIn Dhaka, East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) police open fire on a procession of students that was demanding the establishment of Bengali as the official language, killing four people and starting a country-wide protest which led to the recognition of Bengali as one of the national languages of Pakistan. The day was later declared as "International Mother Language Day" by UNESCO.
February 21st, 1948 (February 21 1948)EventNASCAR is incorporated.
February 21st, 1947 (February 21 1947)EventIn New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
February 21st, 1945 (February 21 1945)EventWorld War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
February 21st, 1937 (February 21 1937)EventInitial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman s Arrowbile.
February 21st, 1937 (February 21 1937)EventThe League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
February 21st, 1925 (February 21 1925)EventThe New Yorker publishes its first issue.
February 21st, 1921 (February 21 1921)EventConstituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country s first constitution.
February 21st, 1919 (February 21 1919)EventKurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinatedied in His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
February 21st, 1918 (February 21 1918)EventThe last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
February 21st, 1916 (February 21 1916)EventWorld War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
February 21st, 1912 (February 21 1912)EventIoannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
February 21st, 1893 (February 21 1893)EventThomas Edison receives two U.S. patents for a "Cut Out for Incandescent Electric Lamps" and for a "Stop Device"
February 21st, 1885 (February 21 1885)EventThe newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
February 21st, 1878 (February 21 1878)EventThe first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
February 21st, 1874 (February 21 1874)EventThe Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first newspaper.
February 21st, 1848 (February 21 1848)EventKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto.Karl Marx Quotes
February 21st, 1842 (February 21 1842)EventJohn Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
February 21st, 1804 (February 21 1804)EventThe first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren ironworks in Wales.
February 21st, 1743 (February 21 1743)EventThe premiere of George Frideric Handel s oratorio, "Samson" takes place in London.George Frideric Handel Quotes
February 21st, 1613 (February 21 1613)EventMikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
February 21st, 1543 (February 21 1543)EventBattle of Wayna DagaA combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
February 21st, 1440 (February 21 1440)EventThe Prussian Confederation is formed.
February 21st, 1245 (February 21 1245)EventThomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery.
February 21st, 0362 (February 21 0362)EventAthanasius returns to Alexandria.

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