Historical Events In August - 21
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1780 On this day in history jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1785 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies on this day in history.
1789 On August - 21 augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1796 Mississauga Chief Wabakinine, protecting his sister from a British soldier, is struck on the head with a rock and killed; his wife is also seriously injured on this day in history.
1798 On this day in history jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1798 Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62 on August - 21.
1801 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian on this day in history.
1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer on this day in history.
1808 On this day in history battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1809 On this day in history francesco Schira, composer
1810 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.
1812 On this day in history silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67
1816 On August - 21 quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!!
1821 On this day in history jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1821 William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on August - 21.
1824 On this day in history john Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1824 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on August - 21.
1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer on August - 21.
1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer on this day in history.
1831 On this day in history nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1838 A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57 on August - 21.
1841 On August - 21 john Hampson patents venetian blind
1841 The Venetian blind is patented by John Hampton of New Orleans, but he didn't tell us how to clean them! on August - 21.
1841 John Hampton patents venetian blind on August - 21.
1842 On August - 21 the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1847 On this day in history arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
1852 Tlingit warriors destroy Hudson's Bay Company Fort Selkirk, Yukon after the HBC tries to break the Tlingit monopoly on trade with interior tribes on this day in history.
1852 On August - 21 tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1852 Benedetto Junck, composer on August - 21.
1856 On August - 21 america's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
1856 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1857 On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.
1857 On August - 21 in one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads;