February 21 in history: First railway journey, telephone book, and more

Richard Nixon's visit to China, peace symbol designed, and more — here's what happened on this day in history

1804

World's first railway journey takes place in Wales

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1878

World's first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut

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1958

The peace symbol is designed by Gerald Holtom

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1965

Malcolm X is assassinated while giving a talk in Harlem

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1972

Richard Nixon becomes first US President to visit China

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