On This Day: What happened on 21 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 21 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2013 | At least 17 people were killed and 119 others injured in a series of bombings in the Indian suburb of Hyderabad.

1995 | Steve Fossett landed in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, and became the first person to make a single trip across the Pacific Ocean by balloon.

1975 | Watergate scandal: Former US Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman were sentenced to life in prison.

1974 | The last Israeli army left the western bank of the Suez Canal following an agreement with Egypt.

1973 | In the Sinai desert, Israeli warplanes shot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 and killed 108 people.


2011 | American author and screenwriter, co-founded Milestone Media, Dwayne McDuffie, 49.

1972 | French cardinal, Eugène Tisserant, 88.

2013 | Swedish footballer, Hasse Jeppson, 88.

2019 | American musician and actor, Peter Tork, 77.

1891 | American lieutenant and police officer, James Timberlake, 45.


1971 | Swedish golfer, Pierre Fulke.

1935 | American author, Richard A. Lupoff.

1949 | American illustrator, Frank Brunner.

1987 | Canadian actress, Ellen Page.

1980 | Fifth King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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1995 | On this day, Arsenal fired manager George Graham after a Premier League investigation revealed that he had taken a £425,000 ‘bond’ from agent Rune Hauge when arranging the transfer of two players to Arsenal, John Jensen, and Pal Alderson, both of Hauge’s clients.


2020 | In the United States, The Call of the Wildwas released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for the first time.


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