Visiting Common Nostalgic Memories and Vintage Images From Our Past
Thursday, February 21, 2013
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~ FEBRUARY 21
1925 - 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
1925 - Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg 1927 - Franz Lehr's opera "Zarewitsch," premieres 1930 - Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures," premieres in NYC 1931 - Alka Seltzer introduced 1931 - Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game 1932 - Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France 1932 - Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin 1934 - Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by Natl Guard 1937 - Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile. 1937 - The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War. 1939 - Belgian government of Pierlot forms 1941 - Omar Bradley is promoted to the rank of brigadier general 1942 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn 1942 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht 1943 - Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews 1943 - German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte Tunisia 1944 - "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only) 1945 - Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties 1945 - British Army captures Goch 1945 - US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line 1946 - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt 1947 - 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"
1947 - 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land 1947 - Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ 1948 - NASCAR is incorporated. 1950 - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting 1951 - SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated 1952 - Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement) 1952 - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition 1953 - "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances 1953 - F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule 1953 - Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81 1957 - Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises 1958 - "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances 1958 - Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser president (99.9% vote) 1960 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open 1961 - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zurich 1961 - Gabon adopts constitution 1961 - Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km 1962 - Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth 1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1964 - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US 1966 - Indonesia's president Sukarno fires General Nasution 1968 - 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin 1968 - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000 1969 - 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes) 1969 - Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators 1970 - Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
1970 - Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy 1971 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic 1971 - Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117 1971 - The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna. 1972 - Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in NYC 37th US President Richard Nixon1972 - Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China 1973 - Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out 1973 - Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108 1974 - Israeli forces leave western Suez 1974 - Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London 1974 - Yugoslavia adopts constitution 1975 - John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
1975 - John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs 1976 - "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 perfs 1976 - Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht 1977 - 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC 1979 - Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km) 1979 - 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period 1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44 1980 - Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom) Rocker/Beatle John Lennon
1981 - "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured 1981 - Charles Rocket clearly says "fuck" on Saturday Night Live 1981 - Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k) 1981 - NASA launches Comstar D-4 1982 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 perfs 1982 - "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances 1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic 1983 - Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 s 1983 - NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak 1985 - Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race 1985 - Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit) 1985 - Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator 1986 - AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School 1986 - Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks 1987 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1987 - Syrian army marches into Beirut 1988 - Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20) 1988 - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation 1989 - Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling 1989 - US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value) 1989 - US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup] 1990 - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins 1991 - "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 perfs 1991 - Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC