February 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 5 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
  • Feb 11 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
  • Feb 12 Soviet troops invade Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Feb 14 Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
  • Feb 14 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
  • Feb 17 Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'ete" premieres
  • Feb 18 British troops occupy Dublin
  • Feb 20 Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
  • Feb 21 Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution
  • Feb 21 The London Conference on the Near East begins: the issue is the Allies' 1920 Treaty of Sevres, which had given part of Turkish Asia Minor to Greece
  • Feb 23 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
  • Feb 24 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida
  • Feb 25 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • Feb 25 The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
  • Feb 26 The USSR signs treaties respecting the integrity of Persia and of Afghanistan
  • Feb 27 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Feb 27 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna
  • Feb 27 The Fascists incite a riot in Florence, Italy

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 4 Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)

  • Feb 6 Bob Scott [Robert], Ruby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 7 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk
  • Feb 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
  • Feb 11 Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
  • Feb 11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • Feb 13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • Feb 13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist
  • Feb 14 Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Feb 14 Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 14 Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
  • Feb 15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • Feb 16 Araucaria, British crossword compiler
  • Feb 16 Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer
  • Feb 19 Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (South African Conservative Party)
  • Feb 20 Joseph Albert Walker, test pilot (X-15), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 20 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Feb 22 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
  • Feb 22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
  • Feb 22 David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
  • Feb 24 Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
  • Feb 28 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • Feb 7 Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 George Formby (Senior), English entertainer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 13 Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
  • Feb 22 Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • Feb 26 Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81