On This Day for 21st February

Historical Events

  • 1173 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1431 Joan of Arc's first day of interrogation during her trial for heresy
  • 1613 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • 1916 Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
  • 1922 Great Britain grants Egypt independence
  • 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

Did You Know?

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