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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.  

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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  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 August - 21.  

1597  On August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on August - 21.  

1660  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

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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 August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  On August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

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

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on August - 21.  

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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