Today in History, English
Today in History, English

20221February 21Death2012 – Barney Rosset, American publisher (b. 1922)
20222February 21Death2013 – Hasse Jeppson, Swedish footballer (b. 1925)
20223February 21Death2013 – Masahiro Kanagawa, Japanese murderer (b. 1983)
20224February 21Death2013 – Kaoru Kobayashi, Japanese criminal (b. 1968)
20225February 21Death2013 – Magic Slim, American singer and guitarist (b. 1937)
20226February 21Death2014 – Héctor Maestri, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1935)
20227February 21Death2014 – Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (b. 1985)
20228February 21Death2014 – Cornelius Schnauber, German–American historian, playwright, and academic (b. 1939)
20229February 21Death2014 – John Strawson, English general (b. 1921)
20230February 21Death2015 – Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1931)
20231February 21Death2015 – Robert O. Marshall, American businessman (b. 1939)
20232February 21Death2015 – Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (b. 1943)
20233February 21Death2015 – Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (b. 1920)
20234February 21Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Pepin of LandenPeter DamianRandoald of GrandvalFebruary 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
20235February 21Holiday and observanceInternational Mother Language Day (UNESCO)
20236February 21Holiday and observanceLanguage Movement Day (Bangladesh)
20237February 21Holiday and observanceThe first day of the Birth Anniversary of Fifth Druk Gyalpo, celebrated until February 23 (Bhutan)
20238February 21Holiday and observanceThe first day of the Musikahan Festival, celebrated until February 27 (Tagum City, Philippines)
20239February 22Event705 – Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.
20240February 22Event1316 – Battle of Picotin between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut
20241February 22Event1371 – Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
20242February 22Event1495 – King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
20243February 22Event1632 – Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
20244February 22Event1651 – St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.
20245February 22Event1744 – War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
20246February 22Event1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
20247February 22Event1819 – By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
20248February 22Event1821 – Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.
20249February 22Event1847 – Mexican–American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
20250February 22Event1848 – The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.

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