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Importance of 21st February in History

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1999
Death of Gertrude B. Elion, Nobel Prize-winning American pharmacologist who developed drugs to treat several diseases, including AZT, one of they key anti-Aids treatments
United States
1995
Steve Fossett lands his balloon in Canada and became the first person to make a solo flight in a balloon across the Pacific.
United States
1991
Death of Dame Margot Fonteyn, English ballet dancer.
Great Britain
1988
American TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigned over a sex scandal
United States
1984
Death of Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist, Nobel Prize winner
Russian Federation
1965
Malcolm X assassinated.
United States
1933
Birth of Nina Simone, American singer .
United States
1925
First issue of The New Yorker published.
United States
1918
The last authenticated Carolina Parakeet died in Cincinnati Zoo, although sightings of them in the wild were reported for another two decades.
United States
1907
Birth of W H Auden, English poet.
Great Britain
1878
The first telephone directory was issued, in New Haven, Connecticut.
United States
1848
The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Russian Federation
1844
Birth of Charles-Marie Widor, French composer
France
1836
Birth of Léo Delibes, French composer.
France
1804
Richard Trevithick runs his railway engine on the Penydarren Railway – this hauled a train with 10 tons of iron and 70 passengers.
Great Britain
1513
Death of Pope Julius II
Italy
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