On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2014

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
  • 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia
  • Canada take the curling double at the Sochi Winter Olympics beating Great Britain, 9-3 in the final; also win women's gold medal
  • Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women's 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
  • Police in Kiev open fire on protesters: 27 killed and around 570 injured

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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
  • Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)