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February 21, 2014

Today in History for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

-- — Highlight in History

On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam.

Ten years ago

International Red Cross workers visited Saddam Hussein, who was in U.S. custody in Iraq, checking his health and allowing him to write a note to his family.

Five years ago

In a last full day of talks in Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stressed American and Chinese cooperation on the economy and climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to discuss the ongoing American strategic review of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

One year ago

Drew Peterson, the Chicago-area police officer who’d gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

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