February 21 1848 – The Communist Manifesto is Published for the First Time

February 21 1848 – The Communist Manifesto is Published for the First TimeRate this post Striking out against the burgeoning capitalist systems in Europe and North America, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published one of the world’s most-read political manuscripts on February 21, 1848. Commissioned by the Communist League based in London, The Communist Manifesto outlines a form of government designed to distribute wealth and eliminate social strata, for, as Marx and Engels wrote: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” In June 1847, a group of men from two separate organizations met to discuss common ideas. The League of the Just, formed by […]

February 21 1972 – President of the United States Richard Nixon visits China

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February 21 1972 – President of the United States Richard Nixon visits China5 (100%) 1 vote In what was described by President Richard Nixon’s own words as “the week that changed the world”, he and the First Lady Pat Nixon undertook an unprecedented historic weeklong tour of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) starting February 21, 1972. The United States and China had no diplomatic relations till then and President Nixon became the first American president to visit the country, well known for its isolation. Apart from giving most countrymen their first glimpse of PRC through the televised footage, Nixon forged a diplomatic relationship that not only wooed China’s support […]