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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1916

Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)

Event
1917

Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)

Birth
1917

British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die

Event
1917

Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire and explodes; 100s die

Event
1918

Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine

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1919

Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51

Death
1919

Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies

Death
1919

Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46

Death
1919

German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria

Event
1919

Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

Event
1919

Giovanni Bolzoni, composer, dies at 77

Death
1920

Darius Milhaud and Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris

Event
1922

Great Britain grants Egypt independence

Event
1922

Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die

Event
1922

Uros Krek, composer

Birth
1922

Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)

Birth
1922

WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions

Event
1923

Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ruthless, Ziegfeld Follies)

Birth
1923

Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)

Birth
1923

Andr‚ Charlot's musical "Rats," premieres in London

Event
1923

Lola Flores, entertainer

Birth
1924

Robert G Mugabe, premier/president of Zimbabwe

Birth
1924

Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer, dies at 78

Death
1925

Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer, dies at 52

Death
1925

Jack Ramsay, NBA coach

Birth