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Historical Events In August - 21

Monday, 03 October 2022

1780  Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar) on this day in history.  

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 August - 21 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  On August - 21 guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian  

1806  Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer on this day in history.  

1808  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 on this day in history.  

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  On August - 21 thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

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

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  On this day in history william Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1824  On August - 21 john Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897  

1824  On August - 21 john Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70  

1825  Kate Fanny Loder, composer on this day in history.  

1829  Otto Goldschmidt, composer on August - 21.  

1831  On this day in history nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)  

1838  On this day in history a v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57  

1841  On August - 21 john Hampson patents venetian blind  

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  On this day in history john Hampton patents venetian blind  

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

1847  Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader on August - 21.  

1852  On August - 21 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  Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history benedetto Junck, composer  

1856  On this day in history 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  First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on August - 21.  

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  On this day in history birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

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

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1190  On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

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

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 August - 21.  

1581  On this day in history 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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