This may be interesting..............This day in History.

TODAY IN HISTORY: FEBRUARY 21
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1595

The Jesuit poet Robert Southwell is hanged for "treason," being a Catholic.

1631

Michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, is elected Russian Tsar.
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1744
Napoleon Takes Command
The British blockade of Toulon is broken by 27 French and Spanish warships attacking 29 British ships.
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1775

As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.

1797

Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British.


1828

The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.

1849

In the Second Sikh War, Sir Hugh Gough's well placed guns win a victory over a Sikh force twice the size of his at Gujerat on the Chenab River, assuring British control of the Punjab for years to come.

1862

The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.

1878

The world's first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.

1885

The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


1905

The Mukden campaign of the Russo-Japanese War, begins.

1916

The Battle of Verdun begins with an unprecedented German artillery barrage of the French lines.

1940

The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.

1944

Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army.

1949

Nicaragua and Costa Rica sign a friendship treaty ending hostilities over their borders.


1951

The U. S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.

1956

A grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.

1960

Havana places all Cuban industry under direct control of the government.

1965

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcom X) is assassinated in front of 400 people.

1972

Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.


1974

A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.
 

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