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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1885

Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)

Birth
1885

Washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC)

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1887

Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player

Birth
1887

1st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)

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1887

Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday

Event
1888

Florence Bates, TX, actress (Moon and Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio)

Birth
1888

Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)

Birth
1889

Felix Aylmer, actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan)

Birth
1892

Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/writer/feminist

Birth
1893

Andr‚s Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist

Birth
1893

Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)

Birth
1894

Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45

Death
1895

NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass

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1896

Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)

Birth
1897

Celia Lovsky, Vienna Aus, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek)

Birth
1898

Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)

Birth
1900

Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)

Birth
1900

Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones and Son)

Birth
1902

Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)

Birth
1902

Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation

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1902

Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]

Birth
1902

John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]

Birth
1903

Eric Fogg, composer

Birth
1903

Ana‹s Nin, Paris, novelist (Winter of Artifice, House of Incense)

Birth
1903

Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, DC

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