About February 21

February 21, 2022 is the 52nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 335 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

February 21: More About This Day

In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.

What Happened On February 21

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1842
    John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1937
    Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
  • 1947
    In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 1958
    The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • 1965
    Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1971
    The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
  • 1975
    Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

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