Land Camera Demonstrated ( 1947 ) Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his instant camera and associated film. Called the Land Camera, , which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. Two years later he put 57 Polaroid Land Cameras at Boston's Jordan Marsh department store before the Christmas holiday, and they sold out within the first day after the demonstration.
21st February ( 1988 ) : TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart has resigned from his ministry after it was revealed he had been consorting with a prostitute. This is the third in a series of high profile evangelist scandals including Martin Gorman and Rev Jim Bakker .
Malcolm X Assassinated
21st February ( 1965 ) : African American leader Malcolm X was assassinated while delivering a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.
Steve Fossett Balloon Record 21st February ( 1995 ) Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, taking off from South Korea, and landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada. Fossett was reported missing on September 3, 2007 after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return and his wife asked for him to be declared legally dead on November 26, 2007 .