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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 20 May 2022

1857  On this day in history first book published by an Australian female author: Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.  

1858  On this day in history first Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)  

1858  1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois) on August - 21.  

1862  On August - 21 billy Barker discovers gold in creeks running into the Quesnel River; town of Barkerville, BC, grows up around mine; the find sparks a massive gold rush into the Cariboo.  

1862  The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates on this day in history.  

1863  Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill on this day in history.  

1864  BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31] on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history john Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24  

1871  On this day in history leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)  

1872  Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome) on August - 21.  

1874  Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27) on August - 21.  

1875  Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo on August - 21.  

1878  On this day in history american Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY  

1879  The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)  

1880  Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD) on August - 21.  

1883  On August - 21 providence shuts out Phillies 28-0  

1887  On this day in history mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!  

1888  On August - 21 william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine  

1888  Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1891  Dutch Mackay govt resigns on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)  

1893  Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer on this day in history.  

1896  Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family) on August - 21.  

1897  On this day in history oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division  

1898  On this day in history nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40  

1900  On August - 21 allied forces overun Peking's inner city  

1900  Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go) on August - 21.  

1901  21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64) on this day in history.  

1902  Renato Fasano, composer on this day in history.  

1903  On August - 21 yannis Constantinidis, composer  

1904  On August - 21 the birth of Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player  

1904  On August - 21 [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)  

1905  Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons) on August - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on August - 21.  

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

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

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  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

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  On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

1157  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

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

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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