Historical Events In August - 21
Sunday, 07 March 2021
1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar) on August - 21.
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 this day in history 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 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 On this day in history guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer on August - 21.
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 On August - 21 jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1810 On this day in history thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1812 Silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1816 On August - 21 quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!!
1821 Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances on August - 21.
1821 William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on August - 21.
1824 On August - 21 john Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1824 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on August - 21.
1825 On this day in history kate Fanny Loder, composer
1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer on August - 21.
1831 Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia) on this day in history.
1838 A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57 on August - 21.
1841 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1842 The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded on this day in history.
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 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 On August - 21 peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64
1857 First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on this day in history.
1857 In one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads; on August - 21.