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;