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Today's Anniversary – Wednesday, February 21


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Births

* 1989 Corbin Bleu Primarily known as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer and vocalist, he has acted in High School Musical, Flight 29 Down, Hannah Montana, The Beautiful Life.
* 1973 Jacob M. Appel American author best known for his short stories, plays, and for his work as a bioethicist.
* 1969 James Dean Bradfield Singer and guitarist, known for his work in the Manic Street Preachers.
* 1962 David Foster Wallace American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
* 1962 Chuck Palahniuk American satirical novelist and freelance journalist.
* 1955 Kelsey Grammer American actor, television director, and writer.
* 1951 William McDonough American architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, whose career is focused on designing environmentally sustainable buildings and transforming industrial manufacturing processes, with the twin goals of eliminating pollution and increasing the profits of his clients.
* 1940 John Lewis American politician.
* 1937 Harald V of Norway King of Norway.
* 1924 Robert Mugabe President of Zimbabwe and the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union or ZANU-PF He was previously the Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and a leader of nationalist forces in the Second Chimurenga from 1964 to 1979.
* 1921 John Rawls American philosopher, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University.
* 1915 Evgeny Lifshitz Leading Soviet physicist from a Jewish origin and the brother of Ilya Mikhailovich Lifshitz.
* 1910 Douglas Bader Royal Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War.
* 1910 Aron Brand Auraban Born in Ozorkσw, Poland, was an Israeli paediatric cardiologist.
* 1907 Wystan Hugh Auden Anglo-American poet noted for his vast poetic work in many forms on many themes.
* 1903 Anais Nin Born Angela Anais Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, was a French-born author of Spanish, Cuban, and Danish descent who became famous for her published journals, which span more than sixty years, and for her erotica.
* 1885 Sacha Guitry Russian-born French film actor, director, and screenwriter.
* 1801 John Henry Cardinal Newman English convert to Catholicism, later made a cardinal.
* 1608 Raimondo Montecuccoli Italian military general who also served as general for the Austrians, and was also a prince of the Holy Roman Empire and Neapolitan Duke of Melfi.

Deaths

† 1991 Margot Fonteyn British ballet dancer, born Margaret Hookham, and nicknamed "Peggy".
† 1965 Malcolm X American black nationalist leader.
† 1965 Malcolm (Malcolm Little) X American black nationalist leader.
† 1831 Robert Hall English Baptist minister.
† 1823 Charles Wolfe Irish poet.
† 1677 Baruch Spinoza Social and metaphysical philosopher famous for the elaborate development of his monist philosophy, which has become known as Spinozism.
† 1595 Robert Southwell English poet, a Jesuit priest, and a martyr for the Catholic faith.
† 1437 James I of Scotland King of Scots from 1406 until his death.
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