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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1969

Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic-gold-1992)

Birth
1969

Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Birth
1969

Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators

Event
1969

1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)

Event
1970

Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1970

Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)

Birth
1970

Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"

Event
1970

Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy

Event
1970

Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1970

Michael Slater, cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993)

Birth
1970

Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1971

Jeff Schmidt, US baseball pitcher (California Angels)

Birth
1971

Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1971

Jose Solano, actor (Baywatch)

Birth
1971

Terry Mickens, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1971

Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)

Birth
1971

Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79

Death
1971

Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic

Event
1971

Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss and La killing 117

Event
1972

Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in NYC

Event
1972

Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China

Event
1972

Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

Birth
1973

Les Gutches, Medford Oregon, 180« lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-1996)

Birth
1973

Brian Rolston, Flint, NHL left wing (Olympics-1994, NJ Devils)

Birth
1973

Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108

Event