Historical Events In August - 21
Sunday, 16 May 2021
1857 On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author: Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.
1858 On August - 21 first Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
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 this day in history.
1862 On August - 21 the Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
1863 On this day in history raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1864 BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31] on August - 21.
1864 John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 on this day in history.
1871 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh) on this day in history.
1872 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome) on this day in history.
1874 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27) on August - 21.
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 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It) on this day in history.
1880 Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD) on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants! on August - 21.
1888 On August - 21 william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1888 On August - 21 simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
1891 Dutch Mackay govt resigns on August - 21.
1892 On August - 21 charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)
1893 On August - 21 juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
1896 On August - 21 blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
1897 On August - 21 oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1898 Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40 on August - 21.
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 this day in history 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 August - 21.
1904 On this day in history the birth of Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player
1904 [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles) on this day in history.
1905 Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons) on this day in history.