Historical Events on February 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on February 21st This Day in History

Year Name
452453 Severianus, Bishop of Scythopolis, is martyred in Palestine.
2022 In the Russo-Ukrainian crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin declares the Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic as independent from Ukraine, and moves troops into the region. The action is condemned by the United Nations.
2013 At least 17 people are killed and 119 injured following several bombings in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
1995 Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
1994 Aldrich Ames is arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for selling national secrets to the Soviet Union in Arlington County, Virginia.
1975 Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
1974 The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
1973 Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108 people.
1972 United States President Richard Nixon visits China to normalize Sino-American relations.
1972 The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
1971 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
1965 Malcolm X is gunned down while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.
1958 The CND symbol, aka peace symbol, commissioned by the Direct Action Committee in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
1952 The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".
1952 The Bengali Language Movement protests occur at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
1947 In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
1945 World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japanese kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga.
1945 World War II: the Brazilian Expeditionary Force defeat the German forces in the Battle of Monte Castello on the Italian front.
1937 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
1934 Augusto Sandino is executed.
1929 In the first battle of the Warlord Rebellion in northeastern Shandong against the Nationalist government of China, a 24,000-strong rebel force led by Zhang Zongchang was defeated at Zhifu by 7,000 NRA troops.
1925 The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
1921 Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.
1921 Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup.
1919 German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
1918 The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
1916 World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
1913 Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
1896 An Englishman raised in Australia, Bob Fitzsimmons, fought an Irishman, Peter Maher, in an American promoted event which technically took place in Mexico, winning the 1896 World Heavyweight Championship in boxing.
1885 The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
1878 The first telephone directory is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
1874 The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
1866 Lucy Hobbs Taylor becomes the first American woman to graduate from dental school.
1862 American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
1842 John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
1828 Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
1808 Without a previous declaration of war, Russian troops cross the border to Sweden at Abborfors in eastern Finland, thus beginning the Finnish War, in which Sweden will lose the eastern half of the country (i.e. Finland) to Russia.
1804 The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
1797 A force of 1,400 French soldiers invaded Britain at Fishguard in support of the Society of United Irishmen. They were defeated by 500 British reservists.
1613 Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
1440 The Prussian Confederation is formed.
1245 Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
Famous People Born on February 21

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Year Name
1961 Christopher Atkins, American actor and businessman
1907 W. H. Auden, British-American poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
1979 Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress and producer
1971 Pierre Fulke, Swedish golfer
1940 Peter Gethin, English racing driver (d. 2011)
1979 Shane Gibson, American guitarist (d. 2014)
1462 Joanna la Beltraneja, princess of Castile (d. 1530)
1915 Anton Vratuša, Prime Minister of Slovenia (d. 2017)
1980 Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th King of Bhutan
1947 Olympia Snowe, American politician
Famous People Deaths On February 21

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Date Name
1999 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1184 Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Japanese shōgun (b. 1154)
1982 Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli historian and philosopher (b. 1897)
1980 Alfred Andersch, German-Swiss author (b. 1914)
1974 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, co-founded Tim Hortons (b. 1930)
1984 Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1965 Malcolm X, American minister and activist (b. 1925; assassinated)
1437 James I of Scotland (b. 1394; assassinated)
2008 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
1991 Dorothy Auchterlonie Green, Australian poet, critic, and academic (b. 1915)