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On this day: February 21

POSTED: 12:46 AM Feb 21 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 21 2015

The Washington Monument is dedicated, Alka-Seltzer is sold for the first time, the peace symbol is born, Malcolm X is assassinated, and Nixon heads to China, all on this day.

OTD February 21 - David Letterman
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CBS Television

2000: David Letterman returns to the late-night talk show "Late Show with David Letterman" about five weeks after having an emergency quintuple heart bypass operation. Letterman brought all but one of the doctors and nurses on stage who had participated in his surgery and recovery to tearfully thank them.

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State debt collectors in Russia confiscated a man's pedigree cat on Monday after he defaulted on debt of 200,000 rubles ($4,071).

"Despite repeated warnings from the ...

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