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Today in History for 21st February 2023

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Feb 21, 2023, 3:45:13 AM2/21/23
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Historical Events

1795 - Freedom of worship established in France under constitution

1902 - Dr. Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, performs his 1st brain operation

1909 - John Galsworthy's "Strife" premieres in London

1965 - Civil rights activist and Muslim minister Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

1969 - 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazakhstan (explodes)

2017 - Plane crashes into shopping centre in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia killing the five people on board

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Famous Birthdays

1909 - Hans Erni, Swiss painter and sculptor, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 2015)

1917 - Tadd Dameron, American jazz pianist, composer ("If You Could See Me Now"; "Lady Bird"), arranger (Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) and band leader, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)

1940 - Peter McEnery, English actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners), born in Walsall, England

1955 - Kelsey Grammer, American actor, comedian, director and activist ("Frasier Crane" in Cheers and Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

1966 - Bronwen Booth, English actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England

1978 - Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani American comedian, actor and writer (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), born in Karachi, Pakistan

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Famous Deaths

1513 - Julius II, Italian Pope (1503-13) and patron of Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael, dies at 69

1918 - Neltje Blanchan, American nature writer, dies at 52

1919 - Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1901-19), murdered at 46

1996 - Morton Gould, American pianist, conductor, and theatrical, screen, and concert composer (Pulitzer Prize, 1956 - Stringmusic), dies at 82

2012 - Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74

2016 - Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, dies at 88

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