21 February: 21st February is a memorable one in the history of the world as a lot of important events took place on this day in history.
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What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 21 February
- In 1828, the first Native American newspaper in the United States, The Cherokee Phoenix, was first printed on this day in a Native American language.
- In 1848, The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was first published on this day.
- In 1878, the first telephone directory was published on this day in the United States.
- In 1974, Yugoslavia adopted a constitution.
- In 2008, the third tallest statue in the world, Laykyun Sekkya was completed in Myanmar.
- In 2013, 54 people were injured, and 21 were killed in a bombing that took place in Hyderabad.
- In 1723, French historian Louis-Pierre Anquetil was born on this day.
- 1794, the 19th century President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna was born.
- In 1912, American actress Arline Judge was born on this day.
- In 1924, Zimbabwean revolutionary Robert Mugabe was born.
- In 1903, French-born novelist Anaïs Nin was born.
- In 1513, Italian Pope Julius II died at the ag of 69 on this day.
- In 1941, Canadian physician and Nobel Prize recipient Frederick Banting died at the age of 49 in a plane crash.
- In 1965, Muslim Minister and African-American activist for human rights Malcolm X was assassinated at the age of 39 in New York City.
What Special Day is Today: 21 February
- International Mother Language Day is celebrated throughout the world.
- Card Reading Day is celebrated in the US.
- President’s Day is celebrated in Washington, D.C.
- National Grain-Free Day is celebrated in the US.
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