February 21

This Day in History

1958

Peace Symbol Is Completed

On this day in 1958, the peace symbol design was completed by Gerald Holtom. It was commissioned by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment. … (more...)

1933

Jazz Legend Nina Simone Born

On this day in 1933, the singer/songwriter Nina Simone—real name Eunice Kathleen Waymon—was born in Tryon, North Carolina, to the Methodist preacher John D. Waymon and his wife Mary Kate Waymon. Over … (more...)

1848

Marx publishes manifesto

The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London on February 21, 1848. Karl Marx was born in Prussia in 1818--the son of a Jewish lawyer … (more...)