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Calendar for February 21st, 2013

Every Year

  • International Mother Language Day

  • 1740s

  • Died 1741: Jethro Tull (agriculturist, inventor of the horse-drawn seed drill)

  • 1860s

  • 1866: Lucy Hobbs Taylor became the first woman to graduate from a dental school, the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1870s

  • 1878: First telephone book issued

  • 1880s

  • 1885: The Washington Monument was dedicated by President Arthur in Washington, D.C. It took 102 years to complete, beginning in 1783 when Congress proposed it. It was the largest man-made structure in the world at the time

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Anais Nin (novelist)

  • Born 1907: W.H. Auden (poet)

  • 1920s

  • 1925: First issue of The New Yorker published

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Alan Rickman (actor)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: William Petersen (actor)

  • Born 1955: Kelsey Grammer (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1965: Malcolm X assassinated in NYC

  • 1970s

  • 1972: President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S. when he visited China

  • Born 1979: Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1989: Corbin Bleu (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Dame Margot Fonteyn (ballerina)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: President George W. Bush's dog, Spotty, died at the age of 15. She was born in 1989 in the White House. Her mother was Millie, the well-known dog of Bush's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. She is believed to be the only pet to live in the White House twice

  • Died 2004: Bart Howard (songwriter known for writing Fly Me to the Moon)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: UFO sighted in Portland, Oregon

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