February 21 - this day in history

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On February 21, 1804, the Englishman Richard Trevithic publicly demonstrated for the first time a self-propelled steam wagon on rails - a prototype of the future steam locomotive.

1885 - a monument to George Washington is opened in Washington.
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1907 - one of the largest shipwrecks of the 20th century: the Berlin ship was wrecked during a storm; 129 people died.

1919 - the premiere of Z.P. Paliashvili's opera “Abesalom and Eteri” at the Tiflis Opera and Ballet Theater.
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1935 - the creation of the Lankom cosmetics company was announced.

1947 - Polaroid camera appeared in the USA.
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1953 - James Watson and Francis Crick offer a structural DNA model, a double helix.

1965 - in the USSR, the launch of artificial satellites of the Earth "Cosmos-54", "Cosmos-55" and "Cosmos-56".
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1973 - The signing of the Vientiane Agreement ended the civil war in Laos.

1993 - in Donetsk, Sergey Bubka set a world record in pole vaulting in enclosed spaces - 6 m 15 cm.
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