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Historical Events In August - 21

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1780  On this day in history jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)  

1785  On this day in history jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies  

1789  Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1801  Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian on August - 21.  

1806  On August - 21 johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer  

1808  On August - 21 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  Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates on August - 21.  

1810  On this day in history thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1812  Silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67 on August - 21.  

1816  Quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!! on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1824  John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1825  On August - 21 kate Fanny Loder, composer  

1829  On August - 21 otto Goldschmidt, composer  

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

1838  A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1841  John Hampson patents venetian blind on August - 21.  

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  On August - 21 john Hampton patents venetian blind  

1842  The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded on August - 21.  

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  Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history benedetto Junck, composer  

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

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 this day in history 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 August - 21.  

1535  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

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

1597  On August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

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

1190  On August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on August - 21.  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on August - 21.  

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

1581  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on this day in history.  

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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