On This Day in History for February 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 1968 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West Berlin
  • 1969 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
  • 1970 Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
  • 1970 Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
  • 1971 Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
  • 1971 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • 1972 Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1972 The first session of the Widgery Tribunal, investigating the events of 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972), is held in Coleraine, County Derry
  • 1973 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • 1974 Israeli forces leave western Suez
  • 1974 Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
  • 1974 Yugoslavia adopts constitution
  • 1975 Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • 1976 Cardinal Willebrands installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1977 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC
  • 1979 Japan launches Hakucho X-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)
  • 1980 Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom)
  • 1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
  • 1981 Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
  • 1981 NASA launches Comstar D-4
  • 1983 Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 s
  • 1985 Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
  • 1986 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
  • 1987 Syrian army marches into Beirut
  • 1988 Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20)
  • 1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
  • 1989 US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)
  • 1989 US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup]
  • 1991 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
  • 1995 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • 1996 Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
  • 1997 "Empire Strikes Back, special edition" premieres
  • 1997 STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands
  • 2004 The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
  • 2007 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
  • 2011 Thailand's GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 2012 Yemeni voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi
  • 2013 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
  • 2014 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2014 US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
  • 2014 Police in Kiev open fire on protesters: 27 killed and around 570 injured
  • 2016 Bombings in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus kill 140 people, Islamic State claims responsibility

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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