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Historical Events In August - 21

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

1857  On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author: Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.  

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

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

1862  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 on August - 21.  

1862  On this day in history the Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.  

1863  Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill on August - 21.  

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

1864  John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 on this day in history.  

1871  On August - 21 leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)  

1872  On this day in history aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)  

1874  On this day in history herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)  

1875  On this day in history maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo  

1878  American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY on August - 21.  

1879  On August - 21 the Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.  

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

1880  On August - 21 johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)  

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

1887  On August - 21 mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!  

1888  William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on this day in history.  

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

1891  Dutch Mackay govt resigns on August - 21.  

1892  Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear) on August - 21.  

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

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

1897  Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division on this day in history.  

1898  Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1900  Allied forces overun Peking's inner city on this day in history.  

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

1901  On August - 21 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)  

1902  Renato Fasano, composer on August - 21.  

1903  Yannis Constantinidis, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1905  Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons) on this day in history.  

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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  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

1597  On August - 21 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  On this day in history birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  On August - 21 birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  

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

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

1271  On August - 21 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  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on August - 21.  

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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