Historical Events for 21st February 2021

1858 – Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Massachusetts)
1864 – -22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi
1887 – Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
1934 – Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by National Guard
1944 – “War As It Happens” news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)
1950 – WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1974 – Yugoslavia adopts constitution
1985 – Evert van Benthem wins his 13th Elfstedentocht, a long distance 11 city skating race
1989 – Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
2011 – Thailand’s GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today

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