Historical Events for 21st February 2023

1795 – Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish “The Communist Manifesto” in London
1866 – Lucy B. Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree
1911 – Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, Berceuse élégiaque, in New York City
1922 – Airship “Rome” explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die
1945 – Operation Veritable: British Army captures Goch from Germany, forcing German retreat away from the Rhineland
1946 – Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
1991 – Neil Simon’s stage comedy “Lost in Yonkers” opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 780 performances
2019 – Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 touches down on asteroid Ryugu on mission to collect rock samples
2019 – The Lunar Library, a 30 million page digital library launched on board Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander, aiming to be stored on the Moon

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