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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1945

British Army captures Goch

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1945

US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line

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1946

Alan Rickman, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves)

Birth
1946

Tyne Daly, Madison Wisc, actress (Cagney and Lacey, Angel Unchained)

Birth
1946

Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

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1946

Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)

Birth
1946

Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)

Birth
1947

Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ

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1947

1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land

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1947

1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"

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1947

Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )

Birth
1948

Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80

Death
1948

Larry Ragland, Richmond Va, comedian (Keep on Truckin')

Birth
1949

Ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78

Death
1949

Jerry Harrison, Milwaukee, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads)

Birth
1950

WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

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1951

Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63

Death
1951

John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)

Birth
1951

SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated

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1951

Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)

Birth
1951

Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)

Birth
1952

Liz Taylor's 2nd marriage (Michael Wilding)

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1952

Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition

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1952

Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)

Birth
1952

Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)

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