News 8's Kevin Hoy joins us with a look at what happened
on this day in history.
On February 21-st, 18-85.
the Washington Monument.
built in honor of America's first president George
was dedicated in Washington D-C.
Washington Monument Dedicated
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Construction of the 555-foot tall monument began in
18-48, but was stopped for more than two decades because
of political differences and the American Civil War.
The work was finally completed in 18-84.
The structure is made up of more than 36-thousand
and weighs an estimated 100-thousand tons.
On this day in 19-65.
african-american human rights activist Malcolm X was
assassinated while speaking at a rally in New York
Malcolm X was considered a key figure in the American
civil rights movement.
preaching the beliefs of Islam and pushing for liberation
of African Americans by any means necessary.
He was shot and killed by members of a rival Muslim
that he had quit a year earlier.
Seven years later in 19-72.
President Richard Nixon became the first U-S president
to visit China.
Nixon met with Chinese leaders in an attempt to normalize
relations between the two countries.
The week that changed the world
Seven years later in 19-79.
diplomatic relations were established between the
U-S and China.