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February 21st In Pop Culture History

1848 - The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary known as the Communist League.

1866 - Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school.

1878 - The first telephone directory in the US, listing about 50 names, was issued by the New Haven Telephone Company, in New Haven, Connecticut.

1885 - The Washington Monument was dedicated. It was opened to the public about three years later. At 555 feet 5 1/8 inches, it was the tallest structure in the world until the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was first proposed in 1783, and had countless delays, including the American Civil War.

1925 - The New Yorker magazine began publication.

1947 - A year before commercially available, Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City.

1948 - The National Association for Stock Car Racing - NASCAR - was founded.

1953 - The structure of the DNA molecule was discovered by Francis Crick and James D. Watson

1958 - The internationally recognized peace symbol was designed by Gerald Holtom as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

1965 - Malcom X was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam in the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.

1986 - The first Legend of Zelda game was released.

1991 - Lost in Yonkers premiered in NYC at the Richard Rodger Theatre.

1997 - The all digital Wheel of Fortune board was introduced.

2004 - # 1 Hit February 21, 2004 - February 27, 2004: Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz

2009 - # 1 Hit February 21, 2009 - February 27, 2009: Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle

February 21st Celebrity Birthdays

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Frank Orth (1880)
Sacha Guitry (1885)
Florence Bates (1888)
Felix Aylmer (1889)
Andres Segovia (1893, d.1987)
Celia Lovsky (1897)
Madeleine Renaud (1900)
Sydney Arnold (1900)
Arline Judge (1912)
Ann Sheridan (1915)
Lucille Bremer (1923)
Al Fann (1925)
Sam Peckinpah (1925)
Erma Bombeck (1927)
Hubert de Givenchy (1927)
James Beck (1929, d.1973)
Nina Simone (1933)
Rue McClanahan (1934)
Mark McManus (1935)
Gary Lockwood (1937)
Richard Beymer (1939)
Peter McEnery (1940)
Margarethe Von Trotta (1942)
David Geffen (1943)
Duncan Swift (1943)
Roberto Faenza (1943)
Kitty Winn (1944)
Paul Newton (1945)
Alan Rickman (1946)
Tyne Daly (1946)
Anthony Daniels (1946)
Larry Ragland (1948)
Jerry Harrison (1949)
Michael Cotten (1951)
Vince Welnick (1951)
Jean-Jacques Brunel (1952)
Christine Ebersole (1953)
William L Peterson (1953)
Jack Coleman (1958)
Jake Steinfeld (1958)
Mary-Chapin Carpenter (1958)
Jose Maria Cano (1959)
Steve Wynn (1960)
Christopher Atkins (1961)
Ranking Roger (1961)
Martha Hackett (1961)
Chuck Palahniuk (1962)
William Baldwin (1963)
Alana Soares (1964)
Huw Higginson (1964)
Bronwen Booth (1966)
Tommy Hendricks (1966)
Wendy James (1966)
James Dean Bradfield (1969)
Aunjanue Ellis (1969)
Eric Wilson (1969)
Jose Solano (1971)
Randy Blythe (1971)
Wish Bone (1974)
Troy Slaten (1975)
Kevin Rose (1977)
Nicole Parker (1978)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979)
Carly "Carlito" Colon (1979)
Tiziano Ferro (1980)
Chantal Cleret (1982)
Melanie Laurent (1983)
Karina (1984)
Charlotte Church (1986)
Ellen Page (1987)
Burgess Abernethy (1987)
Ashley Greene (1987)
Corbin Bleu (1989)
Kristen Herrera (1989)
Scout Taylor-Compton (1989)
Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.

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