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A total solar eclipse occurred on February 21, 1803. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_February_21,_1803



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International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47915920/international-mother-language-day/

Feralia was an ancient Roman public festival celebrating the Manes (Roman spirits of the dead)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feralia



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The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47927638/2011-christchurch-earthquake/

The first recorded sighting of Caroline Island by Europeans was on February 21, 1606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Island#History

The last Carolina Parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41279581/carolina-parakeet/

The Museum of Zoology and Natural History in Florence opened to the general public on 21 February 1775 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Specola



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On 21 February 1804 the world's first railway journey took place
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41279739/railway/

The SS Mendi sank with great loss of life on the 21st February 1917
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Mendi



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A N-1 rocket was launched on February 21, 1969. The rocket exploded 69 seconds after liftoff. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N1_(rocket)#Launch_history

On February 21, 1972, Luna 20 soft landed on the Moon
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41279603/luna-20/

Contact with Surveyor 7 was lost on February 21, 1968.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveyor_7

Hakucho, Japan's first X-ray astronomy satellite, was launched on February 21, 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakucho

The COMSTAR D4 satellite was launched on February 21, 1981
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TONGASAT

Soyuz TM-23 was launched on February 21, 1996 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-23

The Akari (Astro-F) infrared astronomy satellite was launched on 21 February 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akari_(satellite)
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t5664460/astro-f-satellite/

On February 21, 2008, 03:26 GMT an SM-3 missile was fired from the Ticonderoga class missile cruiser USS Lake Erie, and intercepted USA-193 about 133 nautical miles (247 kilometers) above the Pacific Ocean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA-193#Destruction

The GPS 2F-5 satellite (USA-248) was launched at 01:59 UTC on 21 February 2014, atop a Delta IV carrier rocket
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56780299/gps-2f-5-satellite/



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Mark Edward Kelly (born February 21, 1964) is a retired American astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Kelly

Scott Joseph Kelly (born February 21, 1964) is an American astronaut. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Kelly_%28astronaut%29

Imre Gyula Izsák (February 21, 1929 - April 21, 1965) was a Hungarian mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imre_Izsak

Karl Gunnar Malmquist (21 February 1893 - 27 June 1982) was a Swedish astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Malmquist

Karlis Kaufmanis (February 21, 1910 - June 21, 2003) was a Latvian-American astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlis_Kaufmanis

Anton M.J. "Tom" Gehrels (February 21, 1925 - July 11, 2011) was a Dutch-American astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Gehrels

James Lindsay Hilton (born February 21, 1957) is an astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Hilton

Eise Jeltes Eisinga (21 February 1744 - 27 August 1828) was a Dutch amateur astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eise_Eisinga

Sethus Calvisius (21 February, 1556 - 24 November, 1615) was a German music theorist
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t52720984/sethus-calvisius-1556-1615/



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Paul is a British-American science fiction road comedy film released on 14 February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_(film)

Star Trek: "The Way to Eden" was broadcast on February 21, 1969.

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NGC 2397 was discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope on the 21st February 1835.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790589/ngc-2397/

NGC 2753 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790583/ngc-2753/

NGC 2862 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790581/ngc-2862/

NGC 2927 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790577/ngc-2927/

NGC 2929 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790573/ngc-2929/

NGC 2930 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790565/ngc-2930/

NGC 2931 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 21st February 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790561/ngc-2931/

NGC 3375 was discovered by Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel on the 21st February 1878.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790555/ngc-3375/



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SCP 06F6 is (or was) an astronomical object of unknown type, discovered on 21 February 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCP_06F6

Gamma Sextantis transits (due south/north) at midnight on the 21st February 2014.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56795193/gamma-sextantis/

The discovery of MOA-2009-BLG-387Lb was announced on February 21, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOA-2009-BLG-387Lb

An image of Deimos, a moon of Mars, was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 21 Feb 2009.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deimos-MRO.jpg

Asteroid (596) Scheila was discovered on 21 February 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/596_Scheila



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Meteorites

The Chitenay (L6) meteorite fell in Centre, France, on the 21st February, 1978.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47915986/chitenay-meteorite/

The Mahadevpur (H4/5 chondrite) meteorite fell in Arunachal Pradesh, India, on the 21st February, 2007.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56790496/mahadevpur-meteorite/



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