Historical Events In August - 21
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1780 On this day in history jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1785 On August - 21 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 August - 21.
1798 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour) on August - 21.
1798 On August - 21 corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
1801 On this day in history guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1806 On this day in history 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 On August - 21 francesco Schira, composer
1810 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates on August - 21.
1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1824 John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 on this day in history.
1824 On August - 21 john Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer on August - 21.
1829 On this day in history otto Goldschmidt, composer
1831 On August - 21 nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1838 On August - 21 a v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57
1841 John Hampson patents venetian blind on this day in history.
1841 On August - 21 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 this day in history.
1842 On this day in history the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1847 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader on August - 21.
1852 On this day in history tlingit warriors destroy Hudson's Bay Company Fort Selkirk, Yukon after the HBC tries to break the Tlingit monopoly on trade with interior tribes.
1852 On this day in history tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1852 On August - 21 benedetto Junck, composer
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 On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.
1857 In one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads; on August - 21.