Tuesday 21 February 2017


Sunrise 07:22
Sunset in 18:06

Sunrise 07:20
Sunset in 18:07

Difference :
3 minutes more

Full moon :
12/03 15:54

New moon :
26/02 15:59

5 jours depuis la dernière lune

It happened one 21 February

1916 : Beginning of the Battle of Verdun

On 21 February 1916, the German army launched one of the deadliest battles, the Battle of Verdun which lasted until 19 December 1916 and killed 300,000 soldiers in a horrific slaughter for a nonexistent military result.

1965 : Malcolm X Assassinated

On 21 February 1965, Malcolm X, an American civil rights activist, was assassinated in Manhattan by members of Nation of Islam, a political and religious organization to which he belonged.

1971 : Tornadoes in the Mississippi Delta

On February 21, 1971, tornadoes, including several F4, with winds sometimes exceeding 400 km/h, hit the Mississippi Delta, in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Over 100 people were killed and nearly 1,000 seriously injured.

1972 : Richard Nixon visits China

On February 21, 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon began a landmark visit to People's Republic of China to end 20 years of difficult relations between the US and China.

Latest news : 21 February

International Mother Language Day
UNESCO chose this date to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity worldwide. This choice was made to commemorate the death of students in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who were killed by Pakistani police during peaceful demonstrations to defend the Bengali language.

Quote of the day : 21 February

Malcolm X
Non-violence is fine as long as it works.

Birthdays : 21 February

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna,, President of Mexico (1794)
Léo Delibes, French composer (1836)
Jeanne Calment, Oldest person ever (1875)
Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (1876)
Sacha Guitry, French filmmaker and playwright (1885)
Madeleine Renaud, French actress (1900)
Raymond Queneau, French poet (1903)
Ann Sheridan, American actress (1915)
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe (1924)
Sam Peckinpah, American film director (1925)
Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (1927)
Nina Simone, American singer (1933)
Rue McClanahan, American actress (1934)
Alan Rickman, English actor (1946)
Anthony Daniels, English actor (1946)
William Petersen, American actor (1953)
Jack Coleman, American actor (1958)
Laurent Petitguillaume, French television host (1960)
William Baldwin, American actor (1963)
Mark E. Kelly, American astronaut (1964)
Scott J. Kelly, American astronaut (1964)
Leroy Burrell, American athlete (1967)
Audrey Pulvar, French journalist and television host (1972)
Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist (1974)
Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress (1979)
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan (1980)
Mélanie Laurent,, French actress (1983)
Ashley Greene, American actress (1987)
Josh Walker, English footballer (1989)

They left us one 21 February

Ninkō, Emperor of Japan (1846)
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1926)
Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan revolutionary (1934)
Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, Nobel Laureate (1941)
Eric Liddell, Scottish athlete (1945)
Jacques Becker, French film director and screenwriter (1960)
Malcolm X, American civil rights leader (1965)
Charles Beaumont, American writer (1967)
Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1999)

Tip of the Day : 21 February

Keep the caramel liquid

To prevent the caramel from solidify, add a drop of vinegar when the desired color is obtained.

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