Today in History- 21st February

International Events:
Year Event
1613 Michael I of Russia was elected as czar of Russia.
1972 Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China.
1974 Israeli forces leave western Suez.
1995 Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon.
2001 The European Commission bans all British milk, meat and livestock exports following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
2013 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bomb blast in Hyderabad.