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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Lorenzo Thomas

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1868

    On February 21, 1868, the president appointed Lorenzo Thomas, a brevet major general in the Army, as interim Secretary of War. Johnson thereupon informed the Senate of his decision.




  • Skaugum, Akershus, Norway
    Sunday Feb 21, 1937

    Harald V

    Born

    Skaugum, Akershus, Norway
    Sunday Feb 21, 1937

    Prince Harald was born at the Skaugum estate in 21 February 1937.




  • Cuba
    Friday Feb 21, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    The US started putting pressure

    Cuba
    Friday Feb 21, 1947

    Soon after the Conference began, the US government learned that Luciano was in Cuba. Luciano had been publicly fraternizing with Sinatra as well as visiting numerous nightclubs, so his presence was no secret in Havana. The US started putting pressure on the Cuban government to expel him. On February 21, 1947, U.S. Narcotics Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger notified the Cubans that the US would block all shipment of narcotic prescription drugs while Luciano was there.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Saturday Feb 21, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Twelve Non-Communist Ministers Resigned

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Saturday Feb 21, 1948

    Nosek, backed by Gottwald, refused to yield. He and his fellow Communists threatened to use force and, in order to avoid defeat in parliament, mobilised groups of their supporters in the country. On 21 February, twelve non-Communist ministers resigned in protest after Nosek refused to reinstate eight non-Communist senior police officers despite a majority vote of the cabinet in favour of doing so.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 21, 1949

    Louis Armstrong

    Cover of Time magazine

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 21, 1949

    He was the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time magazine, on February 21, 1949.




  • Oslo, Norway
    Friday Feb 21, 1958

    Harald V

    The oath To the Constitution of Norway

    Oslo, Norway
    Friday Feb 21, 1958

    He took the oath to the Constitution of Norway on 21 February 1958. In the same year, he also served as regent in the King's absence for the first time.




  • Munich, Germany
    Saturday Feb 21, 1981

    Carlos the Jackal

    Bombing of the Radio Free Europe offices

    Munich, Germany
    Saturday Feb 21, 1981

    Carlos is believed to have planned his attacks on several European targets, including the bombing of the Radio Free Europe offices in Munich in February 1981, which was part of an eventually unsuccessful hunt for Ion Mihai Pacepa ordered and financed by the Romanian government.


  • Iran
    Tuesday Feb 21, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    The cities bombardments ceased

    Iran
    Tuesday Feb 21, 1984

    The cities bombardments ceased on 22 February 1984. Though Saddam had aimed for the attacks to demoralise Iran and force them to negotiate, they had little effect, and Iran quickly repaired the damage.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Presidential Candidate For The SKJ's Serbian Branch Central Committee

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday Feb 21, 1986

    On 21 February 1986, the Socialist Alliance of Working People unanimously supported him as presidential candidate for the SKJ's Serbian branch Central Committee.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1992

    Bosnian War

    The United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1992

    The Croatian War would result in United Nations Security Council Resolution 743 on 21 February 1992, which created the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1992

    Croatian War of Independence

    The United Nations Protection Force

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1992

    The UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force) was officially created by UN Security Council Resolution 743 on February 21, 1992.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    Pope Francis

    Cardinal

    Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    At the consistory of 21 February 2001, Archbishop Bergoglio was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II with the title of cardinal priest of San Roberto Bellarmino, a church served by Jesuits and named for one; he was formally installed in that church the following 14 October.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Feb 21, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong Spread: First Patient Liu Jianlun

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Feb 21, 2003

    Liu Jianlun, Hong Kong's first patient, checked into the Metropole Hotel on February 21, with a room on the ninth floor, specifically room 911. Even though he was already feeling somewhat ill he visited with his family and travelled around Hong Kong.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 21, 2013

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike announced It Suspended Its Contract With Oscar Pistorius

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 21, 2013

    On February 21, 2013, Nike announced it suspended its contract with South African limbless athlete Oscar Pistorius, due to his being charged with premeditated murder.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 21, 2016

    Black History Month

    Virginia McLaurin in the White House

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 21, 2016

    On 21 February 2016, 106-year Washington D.C. resident and school volunteer Virginia McLaurin visited the White House as part of Black History Month. When asked by the president why she was there, McLaurin said, "A Black president. A Black wife. And I’m here to celebrate Black history. That's what I'm here for".


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    George Weah

    Weah's first Official Visit Outside Africa

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    On 21 February 2018, Weah made his first official visit outside Africa, to France, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting focused on improving the relationship between France and Liberia and also sought French help for a sports development project in Africa.The meeting was also attended by Didier Drogba, Kylian Mbappé and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.


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