Historical Events for 14th February 2021

1777 – US Congress commissions Benjamin Lincoln a major general in the Continental Army
1778 – “Stars and Stripes” arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1862 – Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
1950 – USSR and China sign peace treaty
1966 – Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
1967 – Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
1971 – Movie “Ben Hur” 1st shown on television
1990 – Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
2018 – South African President Jacob Zuma resigns from office
2019 – Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.

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