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On February 21st, 1965, former
Black Muslim leader Malcolm X,
39, was shot to death in New York by assassins
identified as Black Muslims.
On this date:
In 1846, Sarah G. Bagley became the first female
telegrapher as she took charge at the newly
opened telegraph office in Lowell, Massachusetts.
In 1866, Lucy B.
Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a
dental school, the Ohio College of Dental Surgery
In 1878, the first
telephone directory was issued, by the District
Telephone Company of New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1885, the
Washington Monument was dedicated.
In 1916, the World
War One Battle of Verdun began in France.
In 1925, The New
Yorker magazine made its debut.
In 1947, Edwin H.
Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land
camera, which could produce a black-and-white
photograph in 60 seconds.
In 1972, President
Nixon began his historic visit to China.
In 1973, Israeli
fighter planes shot down a Libyan Airlines jet
over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100
In 1975, former
Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former
White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D.
Ehrlichman were sentenced to two and a-half to
eight years in prison for their roles in the
Ten years ago:
Addressing the US Congress, Czechoslovak
President Vaclav Havel said his nation welcomed
US help after decades of Soviet domination, but
also said Europe should eventually "decide
for itself" how long American and Soviet
troops should remain.
Five years ago:
The United States and Mexico signed an agreement
to unlock $20 billion in US support to stabilize
the peso, but under tough conditions. Chicago
stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person
to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a
balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.
One year ago:
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reported
little progress toward a Kosovo peace settlement
during talks in Rambouillet, France.
"There is nothing
more horrifying than stupidity in action."
Adlai E. Stevenson, United Nations ambassador