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On February the 21st
The European political party, European Greens, was established in Rome.
Israeli fighter jets shot down a Libyan Airlines passenger jet, resulting in the death of 108 people.
Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by three members of the Nation of Islam.
American actor, William Baldwin, was born in New York. He achieved fame early in his career having been able to get high profile roles in film such as Backdraft and Flatliners, but was unable sustain such high profile roles in later years.
All businesses in Cuba were nationalized by its leader Fidel Castro.
NASCAR was incorporated. It is the largest motorsports organization in the United States overseeing several different races and race circuits.
American singer, Nina Simone, was born in North Carolina. She had been characterized as the 'High Priestess of Soul'.
President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was born in Harare. He has been the head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980.
The first ever telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. In Europe the first telephone book was published in 1880, in England.
The communist manifesto was first published by Karl Marx.
Mikhail I was elected as Tsar by the Russian national assembly. It was the beginning the Romanov dynasty of Russia which lasted up until 1917 when the Bolshevik authorities executed the last Romanov monarch, Nicholas II as well as his immediate family.
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