Studying events and dates can sometimes be pain in the neck. But there are a must for several competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, etc. So to make your work easy, we present you the article titled Today in History – February 21 – India and World to you. This covers important events that happened on this day in India and world in a chronological order.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 21
Today in History – February 21: “India”
1829: Rani Chennamma, famous freedom fighter, passed away on this day.
1878: Birth of Mirra Alfassa, associate of Shri Aurobindo and spiritual leader.
1894: Birth of Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, famous scientist. He was also called as “The Father of research laboratories”.
1896: Birth of Nirala, poet and author.
1991: Nutan, famous Bollywood actress, died.
2013: Twin blasts took place in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad. The twin blasts killed 17 and injured 119.
Today in History – February 21: “World”
1437: Scotland’s James I was murdered.
1440: The Prussian Confederation was formed on this day.
1543: A coalition army of Ethiopia and Portugal defeats Muslim army under the leadership of Ahmed Gragn in the Battle of Wayna Daga.
1613: Mikhail I was congruently elected as the Tsar of Russia by national assembly. Romanov dynasty of Russia started from this election.
1797: 1,400 French forces invaded Fishguard, Britain with the help of Society of United Irishmen. 500 British forces repelled the invasion.
1808: Russia started Finnish war against Sweden without any prior information. This war results in Sweden losing Finland to Russia.
1842: United States gave its first patent to sewing machine to John Greenough.
1848: Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
1862: During the American Civil War, Battle of Valverde started near Fort Craig, New Mexico Territory.
1916: During First World War, Battle of Verdun started in France.
1918: Carolina parakeet became extinct. The last one (which was in captivity) died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
1925: First issue of New Yorker was published on this day.
1945: During WWII, Japanese kamikaze planes destroyed USS Bismarck Sea, an escort carrier and damaged USS Saratoga in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
1948: NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) was incorporated.
1965: Malcolm X was murdered at Audubon Ballroom, New York.