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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.  

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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  On August - 21 birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  On August - 21 birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

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

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

1643  On August - 21 birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

1660  On this day in history birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

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

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

1271  On August - 21 death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  

1516  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  On this day in history death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  Death of Elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560) on August - 21.  

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