On this day: February 21

POSTED: 09:46 PM PST Feb 20, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 20, 2014 

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 - Mary Chapin Carpenter
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1958: Country music singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, best known for songs such as "Passionate Kisses," "Shut Up and Kiss Me," "I Feel Lucky" and "Down at the Twist and Shout," is born in Princeton, N.J.


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