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 - NASCAR
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1948: NASCAR is incorporated. The business, which name stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events.

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