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Friday, February 21, 2014

This was 52nd day of the year and 313 days remained in the year.


February 21 Birthdays

W. H. Auden
1907–1973, Anglo-American Poet.

Otto Hermann Kahn
banker and patron of the arts (1867)

Constantin Brancusi
sculptor (1876)

Andres Segovia
guitarist (1893)

Anais Nin
author, diarist (1903)

Robert Mugabe
president of Zimbabwe (1924)

Erma Bombeck
writer, humorist (1927)

Hubert de Givenchy
fashion designer (1927)

Barbara Jordan
lawyer, politician and educator (1936)

Jennifer Love Hewitt
actress (1979)

February 21 in History

1613

Michael Romanov was elected czar of Russia, beginning the Romanov imperial line.

1878

The first telephone book was issued (New Haven, Conn.).

1916

Battle of Verdun, the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I, began.

1965

Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.

1972

President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit China.

1995

Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon.

2002

It was confirmed that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was dead, allegedly murdered by Islamic militants.

2012

Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement on a second, 130-billion bailout for Greece to help with the country's debt crisis.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.

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