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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1861

Pierre Breville, composer

Birth
1862

Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75

Death
1862

Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Val Verde, NM

Event
1862

Confederate Constitution and presidency are declared permanent

Event
1864

1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore

Event
1864

-22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi

Event
1864

Jeffery Forrest, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1866

Lucy B Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree

Event
1867

Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co

Birth
1872

Pavel P Gagarin, Russian monarch/politician, dies at 82

Death
1874

Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier

Event
1874

Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication

Event
1875

Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (died at 122)

Birth
1876

Henry John Gauntlett, composer, dies at 70

Death
1876

Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)

Birth
1877

Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist

Birth
1878

Fritz Cortolezis, composer

Birth
1878

1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)

Event
1879

Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69

Death
1880

Frank Orth, Phila Pa, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers)

Birth
1881

Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player

Birth
1882

NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours

Event
1883

J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual S African cricket/soccer rep)

Birth
1883

2nd French government of Ferry begins

Event
1884

John Pike Hullah, composer, dies at 71

Death