Today in History- 21st February

International Events:

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.

Indian Events:

2013                 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bomb blast in Hyderabad.