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On this day: February 21

Published On: Feb 20 2013 11:46:53 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 21 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Rue McClanahan
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1934: Actress Rue McClanahan, best known for her TV roles as Vivian Harmon on "Maude," Fran Crowley on "Mama's Family," and Blanche Devereaux on "The Golden Girls," is born in Healdton, Okla. She earned four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress for her "Golden Girls" role, winning in 1987. She died of a brain hemorrhage at age 76 on June 3, 2010.

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