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Historical Events In August - 21

Monday, 14 June 2021

1780  Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar) on this day in history.  

1785  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies on August - 21.  

1789  On this day in history augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician  

1796  On August - 21 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.  

1798  Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour) on August - 21.  

1798  Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1801  On this day in history guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian  

1806  On August - 21 johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer  

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  Francesco Schira, composer on this day in history.  

1810  On August - 21 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 August - 21 silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67  

1816  Quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!! on August - 21.  

1821  Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances on this day in history.  

1821  On August - 21 william Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1824  John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 on August - 21.  

1824  John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on August - 21.  

1825  On August - 21 kate Fanny Loder, composer  

1829  Otto Goldschmidt, composer on this day in history.  

1831  On August - 21 nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)  

1838  On this day in history a v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57  

1841  John Hampson patents venetian blind on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history the Venetian blind is patented by John Hampton of New Orleans, but he didn't tell us how to clean them!  

1841  John Hampton patents venetian blind on August - 21.  

1842  On this day in history the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.  

1847  On August - 21 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 August - 21.  

1852  On this day in history tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.  

1852  Benedetto Junck, composer on August - 21.  

1856  America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856) on August - 21.  

1856  Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64 on August - 21.  

1857  First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on August - 21.  

1857  In one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads; on August - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  On this day in history birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on August - 21.  

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

1643  On this day in history birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

1665  On August - 21 birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  


Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on August - 21.  

1190  On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on this day in history.  

1516  On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  On August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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