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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Wednesday, 21 February 2018
 
  1848
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto, a political work about class struggle and the problems of capitalism.

  1878
The first telephone book was issued in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, listing 50 businesses that had a telephone.

  1965
Malcolm X (b. 1925), prominent advocate for the rights of African Americans in USA was assassinated in New York City

  1991
Nutan (b. 1936), one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema, died of cancer. She gave award-winning performances in movies like Seema and Sujata.

  1995
Steve Fossett landed in Canada, after taking off from South Korea, becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

  2003
Michael Jordan made NBA history when he scored 43 points for the Washington Wizards versus the New Jersey Nets, becoming the first 40-year-old player in NBA history to score 40 or more points in a game.

  2008
Singapore was elected by the International Olympic Committee as the first city to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

  2009
The Taliban and Pakistan agreed to a permanent ceasefire in North-West Frontier Province by implementing shariat law in the Swat Valley.

  2011
Ajmal Kasab's death sentence for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

 

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