21st February

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2001 Foot and Mouth - ban of British livestock products The European Commission bans all British milk, meat and livestock exports following the UK's first outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease for two decades.
1997 Bridgewater Three freed Three men (the Bridgewater Three) jailed 18 years ago for the murder of 13-year-old paper boy Carl Bridgewater are released after their convictions are ruled unsafe.
1975 Watergate - sentences Former Attorney General John Mitchell and former White House aides HR Haldeman and John Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up
1965 Malcolm X assassinated Former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X is shot and killed by assassins identified as Black Muslims as he was about to address a rally in New York City
1916 World War 1 - Battle of Verdun The World War 1 Battle of Verdun begins in France
1907 WH Auden born WH Auden, American poet and writer is born in England
1893 Andres Segovia born Andres Segovia, the Spanish classical guitarist who established the guitar as an important concert instrument, is born
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