February 20, 1941
Eric Liddell, "Chariots of Fire" died.
Eric Liddell, "Chariots of Fire" athlete, winner of 1924 Olympics 400 metres, died in Japanese internment camp in China.
Eric Henry Liddell was born on the 16th January 1902 in Tientsin (Tianjin) in North China, second son of the Rev & Mrs James Dunlop Liddell who were missionaries with the London Mission Society. His family returned to Scotland when he was five years
What else happened today on February 21
- February 21, 1760
- François Thurot lands French forces at Carrickfergus in Belfast Lough, increasing English anxiety about an Irish-Catholic alliance with the French.
- February 21, 1775
- Edward Denny, MP for Tralee, Ireland, commits suicide
- February 21, 1803
- Edward Despard, Irish republican, executed for attempted overthrow of British Crown.
- February 21, 1804
- Richard Trevithick Cornish inventor and engineer demonstrated the first steam driven locomotive, Penydarren, Wales, died.
- February 21, 1822
- Birth in Dublin of Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo; Viceroy and Governor-General of India
- February 21, 1842
- Intercity railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh opened by Queen Victoria.
- February 21, 1893
- Peadar O'Donnell, revolutionary and writer, is born in Co. Donegal
- February 21, 1952
- Identity cards, introduced at a wartime security measure, were abolished in Britain.