On this day: February 21

POSTED: 09:46 PM PST Feb 20, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 20, 2016 

The Washington Monument is dedicated, Alka-Seltzer is sold for the first time, the peace symbol is born, Malcolm X is assassinated, and Nixon heads to China, all on this day.

OTD February 21 - David Geffen
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1943: Record and film producer David Geffen is born in Brooklyn, New York. Geffen is noted for creating Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980 and DGC Records in 1990. He was also one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994.


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