February 21, 2018
Today is 52nd day of the year
314 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1801 - John Henry Newman, English cardinal and writer
  • 1907 - W.H Auden, English poet
  • 1910 - Eddie Waring. Rugby league commentator
  • 1924 - Robert Mugabe,, First Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
  • 1934 - Nina Simone, American singer
  • 1937 - Jilly Cooper, English novelist
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events today

  • 1804 - The first ever steam train to run on rails was demonstrated by Richard Trevithick
  • 1931 - The 'New Statesman' was published for the first time
  • 1938 - Malcolm X, black US muslim leader, was shot dead during a meeting
  • 1960 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro nationalised all businesses in Cuba
  • 1972 - US President Richard Nixon went on visit to China, to help improve relations
  • 1984 - United States Marines began leaving Beirut airport, Lebanon
  • 1985 - Isabel Peron resigned as head of Peronist party in Argentina
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holidays today

  • Language Martyrs' Day,A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
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