February 21, 1848 Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is published in London http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marx-publishes-manifesto
February 21 1917. SS Mendi collided with the Darro near the Isle of Wright near the English Channel. The Mendi sank with a contingent of Black South African troops on their way to France to fight on the British side http://v1.sahistory.org.za/pages/chronology/thisday/1917-02-21.htm
February 21, 1970 The Jackson 5 make their TV debut on American Bandstand
February 21, 1994, Multiparty Negotiating Forum meets for the first time since December 1993, to hear the ANCs proposals on the inclusion of a constitutional principle on self-determination.