History February 21st

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    1173 - Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Absp of Canterbury
    1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc
    1598 - Boris Godunov crowned tsar
    1613 - Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar
    1764 - John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
    1777 - English ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag
    1782 - US congress resolves establishment of a US mint
    1792 - Congress passes Pres Succession Act
    1795 - Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
    1797 - Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British
    1804 - 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
    1828 - 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix," published
    1842 - 1st known sewing machine patented in US, John Greenough, Wash DC
    1846 - 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass
    1853 - US authorizes minting of $3 gold pieces
    1857 - Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in US
    1857 - US issues flying eagle cents
    1858 - Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Mass)
    1861 - Navaho indians elect Herrero Grande as chief
    1862 - Confederate Constitution and presidency are declared permanent
    1862 - Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Val Verde, NM
    1864 - 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
    1866 - Lucy B Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree
    1878 - 1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)
    1885 - Washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC)
    1887 - 1st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)
    1887 - Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
    1895 - NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass
    1902 - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
    1903 - Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, DC
    1914 - White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
    1915 - 20th Russian Army corps surrenders
    1915 - World's Fair in SF opens
    1916 - Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
    1917 - British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die
    1917 - Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire and explodes; 100s die
    1918 - Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
    1919 - German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
    1919 - Revolutionary strike in Barcelona
    1922 - Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die
    1922 - Great Britain grants Egypt independence
    1931 - Alka Seltzer introduced
    1932 - Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin
    1934 - Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by Natl Guard
    1939 - Belgian govt of Pierlot forms
    1941 - US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to brig-general
    1943 - Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews
    1945 - US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line
    1946 - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
    1947 - 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land
    1953 - F Crick and J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
    1958 - Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
    1961 - Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km
    1968 - 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
    1969 - 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
    1970 - Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
    1971 - Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss and La killing 117
    1972 - Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
    1973 - Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
    1974 - Israeli forces leave western Suez
    1974 - Yugoslavia adopts constitution
    1979 - Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550/580 km)
    1981 - "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
    1981 - Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
    1981 - NASA launches Comstar D-4
    1987 - Syrian army marches into Beirut
    1988 - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
    1989 - US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)
    1991 - USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
    1995 - RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
    1996 - Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
    1997 - "Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres
    1997 - STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands