Historical Events In August - 21
Monday, 14 June 2021
1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar) on this day in history.
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 August - 21 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 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour) on August - 21.
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 On August - 21 johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
1808 On this day in history 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 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.
1812 On August - 21 silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67
1816 Quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!! on August - 21.
1821 Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances on this day in history.
1821 On August - 21 william Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1824 John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 on August - 21.
1824 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on August - 21.
1825 On August - 21 kate Fanny Loder, composer
1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer on this day in history.
1831 On August - 21 nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1838 On this day in history a v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57
1841 John Hampson patents venetian blind on this day in history.
1841 On this day in history 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 August - 21.
1842 On this day in history the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1847 On August - 21 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 August - 21.
1852 On this day in history tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
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 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64 on August - 21.
1857 First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on August - 21.
1857 In one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads; on August - 21.