This Day in History: 0000-02-21

21 Feb – Attempting to defeat an Ottoman invasion of Ethiopia and smarting from their defeat at the Battle of Wolfa (28 Aug 1542), a combined Ethiopian and Portuguese force smashed a combined Somali-Ottoman Army in the Battle of Wayna Daga (1543).
21 Feb – The first steam locomotive self-propelled in Wales at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks (1804).
21 Feb – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto (1848).
21 Feb – NASCAR was incorporated (1948).
21 Feb – Pilot Steve Fossett landed in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon (1995).