GK TODAY -HISTORY AT A GLANCE

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY February 21

19TH CENTURY
1848
Karl Marx publishes Communist Manifesto
1885
Washington Monument dedicated
ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1981
Dolly Parton cements her crossover success as “9 to 5″ hits #1
CIVIL WAR
1862
Battle of Valverde
COLD WAR
1972
President Nixon arrives in China for talks
CRIME
1961
Rockefeller imposter and convicted felon born
INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
1948
NASCAR founded
SPORTS
1952
Dick Button wins second Olympic figure skating gold
VIETNAM WAR
1970
Henry Kissinger begins secret negotiations with North Vietnamese
WORLD WAR I
1916
Battle of Verdun begins
1918
Allied troops capture Jericho
WORLD WAR II
1944
Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo makes himself “military czar”

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