21st February

The events happened on 21st February are :

1965 : Malcolm X assassinated : Malcolm X, who articulated concepts of racial pride and black nationalism in the United States, was assassinated this day in 1965 and became an ideological hero after the posthumous release of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

1972 : U.S. President Richard M. Nixon paid a state visit to the People's Republic of China, ending a 21-year estrangement between the communist country and the United States.

1925 : The American weekly magazine The New Yorker began publication under Harold W. Ross.

1921 : Reza Khan (later Reza Shah Pahlavi) overthrew the Qājār dynasty in Iran.

1916 : The Battle of Verdun, one of the most devastating engagements of World War I, began.

1907 : W.H. Auden, one of the foremost English-language poets of his era, was born.

1885 : The Washington Monument was dedicated on the grounds of the Mall in Washington, D.C.

1876 : Abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi was born in Romania.

1836 : French opera and ballet composer Léo Delibes was born in Saint-Germain-du-Val.

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