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Notable Historical Events for February 21st

1991Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC

1975John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

1969Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators

1953F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

1431Joan of Arc's first day of interrogation during her trial for heresy

1173Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury

1965Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York

1852George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president

2014US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama

February 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 21st

1924Robert Mugabe, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )

1946Alan Rickman, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter)

February 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 21st

1807US President Martin Van Buren (24) weds highschool sweetheart Hannah Hoes (23) in Catskill, New York

1988Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas

1954Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober

1952Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)

February 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 21st

1974Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

1968Howard Florey, pharmacologist/Pathologist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 69

1513Julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69

1965Malcolm X, [Little], black Moslem leader and human rights activist, assassinated in NYC at 39

1941Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1891)

1437King James I of Scotland dies at 42

February 21st Deaths
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