On This Day

Historical Events on February 21 (Part 2)

  • 2019 The Lunar Library, a 30 million page digital library launched on board Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander, aiming to be stored on the Moon

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2021 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia wins a record extending 9th Australian title; dominates Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

  • 2021 First democratic transfer of power in Niger, the world's poorest country, as former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum wins Presidential election [1]
  • 2021 WHO pleads with Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases amid fears of a hidden epidemic in the country

Historic Event

2021 India's BJP party issues resolution country had "defeated COVID under the able, sensitive, committed and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”, massive second wave hits two months later

Historic Event

2022 Russian leader Vladimir Putin recognises Russia-backed separatists in two Ukrainian regions, ordering in troops for "peacekeeping functions" [1]

  • 2022 Australia's international border reopens to vaccinated tourists after 704 days, nearly two years [1]
  • 2022 Colombia's Constitutional Court, its highest court, decriminalizes abortion [1]
  • 2022 60 people die in an explosion at an unregulated gold mine near Gaoua, Burkina Faso [1]