February 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1804 - The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales
- 1828 - Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
- 1885 - The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 1925 - The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
- 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.
- Famous Birthdays: Sethus Calvisius (German astronomer, composer, and theorist), John McKinly (American physician), Henrik Dam (Danish biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Hans Erni (Swiss painter and sculptor), Emil Frei (American physician and oncologist)
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