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Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease



Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 UTC

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February 21, 1916: Battle of Verdun, the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I, began.






February 21, 1972: President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit China.



February 21, 1995: Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon.