Today in History, English
Today in History, English

19921February 21Event1440 – The Prussian Confederation is formed.
19922February 21Event1543 – Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
19923February 21Event1613 – Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
19924February 21Event1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
19925February 21Event1808 – 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.
19926February 21Event1828 – Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
19927February 21Event1842 – John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
19928February 21Event1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
19929February 21Event1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
19930February 21Event1874 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
19931February 21Event1878 – The first telephone directory is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
19932February 21Event1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
19933February 21Event1896 – 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.
19934February 21Event1913 – Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
19935February 21Event1916 – World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
19936February 21Event1918 – The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
19937February 21Event1919 – German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
19938February 21Event1921 – Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.
19939February 21Event1921 – Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
19940February 21Event1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
19941February 21Event1937 – The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
19942February 21Event1945 – World War II: Japanese kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga.
19943February 21Event1947 – In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
19944February 21Event1948 – NASCAR is incorporated.
19945February 21Event1952 – The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".
19946February 21Event1952 – The Bengali Language Movement protests occur at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
19947February 21Event1958 – The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
19948February 21Event1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the F.B.I.
19949February 21Event1971 – The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
19950February 21Event1972 – United States President Richard Nixon visits the People's Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.

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