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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

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 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  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

1245  On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

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

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

1581  On August - 21 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 this day in history.  

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