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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;  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on this day in history.  

1535  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on August - 21.  

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on this day in history.  

1642  On August - 21 birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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

1660  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  On this day in history 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 August - 21.  

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

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.  

1271  On this day in history death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  

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

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

1614  On August - 21 death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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