Wednesday 21 February 2018, 13:25:41

Does time loop?
21 February 1431: The trial against Joan of Arc, accused of witchcraft, begins.
21 February 1437: James I, king of Scotland since 1406, is killed by followers of Walter Stewart after hiding in a sewer tunnel of the Blackfriars monastery at the Church of the Friars Preachers of Blessed Virgin and Saint Dominic on the outskirts of Perth.
21 February 1440: The Prussian Confederation is formed.
21 February 1613: Mikhail I is unanimously elected by a national assembly as Tsar of Russia, beginning the Romanov dynasty.
21 February 1677: Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher, dies in The Hague at age 44.
21 February 1744: Eise Eisinga, Dutch wool carder and amateur astronomer, is born in Dronrijp.
21 February 1765: 8-year-old prodigy performer Mozart's Symphony No. 1 is first performed in London during the Mozart family's tour of Europe, presented as an “Ouvertüre”.
21 February 1804: The first steam engine tramway locomotive, built by British engineer Richard Trevithick, travels 9 miles in 4 hours from the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil to the bottom of the Abercynnon valley, pulling five wagons with seventy passengers and a cargo of iron weighing ten tons.
21 February 1848: The “Communist Manifesto” by Marxist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is published in London.
21 February 1878: The first telephone book is published in New Haven, Connecticut.
21 February 1916: The Battle of Verdun in France begins, lasting until 18 December.
21 February 1926: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, 1913 Nobel Prize winner for his 1911 discovery of superconductivity, dies in Leiden at age 72.
21 February 1948: John C. Trever of the American Schools of Oriental Research makes the first photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls found the previous year.
21 February 1958: Syria and Egypt merge to form the shortlived United Arab Republic under president Nasser.
21 February 1965: Malcolm X, Former Black Muslim leader, is shot and killed by Black Muslim assassins in New York at age 39.
21 February 1972: American president Richard Nixon meets Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing at the start of a week long visit to China.
21 February 2011: Almost a hundred people die in Christchurch as New Zealand is hit by the deadliest earthquake since 1931|nat.
Death is not extinguishing the light: it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
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4umi user made info         Painting by Raphael, La Scuola di Atene or The School of Athens, 1509-1511, fresco on the wall in the Palazzo Apostolico in the Vatican, 7.7×5.0 m.