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February 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 21

February 21st celebrates International Mother Language Day and Sticky Bun Day.

Today is the 52nd day of 2021, and there are 313 days left of the year.

People who were born on this day share the Pisces star sign.

This day in history was an important one for the world of fashion, technology, science and more. Find out all about those and more events that happened on this very day.

Did you know that on this day in 1878, the first telephone directory was issued? It consisted of a single card with 50 names and addresses in Connecticut, USA.

Keep reading for more facts about February 21st in history!

What Happened On February 21 In History?

2014

US president Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama amid warnings from China.

Source Reuters
2014

American internet star and actor, Cameron Dallas had 13 stitches after stepping on a can which split his foot open.

1972

US president Richard Nixon met with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing to finalize a peace deal between their two countries.

1970

The Jackson 5 performed on TV for the first time on American Bandstand.

The song they performed was "I Want You Back."
1965

Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City, USA.

Malcolm X, AKA Malcolm Little, was shot in the chest with a shotgun while preparing an address in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York.
1947

Edwin Land presented his Polaroid photo product, the world’s first instant photos, in New York City, USA.

OTD in 1947: Edwin Land presented his Polaroid photo product
Source EDN.com
1925

The first issue of “The New Yorker” was published.

1878

The first telephone directory was issued which consisted of a single card with 50 names and addresses in Connecticut, USA.

1864

Saint Francis Xavier Church in Baltimore, Maryland, US became the first church exclusively for blacks in the US.

1842

The first sewing machine was patented in the US.

OTD in 1842: The first sewing machine was patented in the US.
Invented by John Greenough, the machine consisted of a needle with two points, and an eye in the center.
1440

The Prussian Confederation was formed.

Did you know that on this day, February 21st 1878, the first telephone directory was issued?