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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

1858  First Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois) on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)  

1862  On this day in history 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  On this day in history bBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]  

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

1871  Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh) on August - 21.  

1872  On August - 21 aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)  

1874  On August - 21 herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)  

1875  Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine  

1888  Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 on August - 21.  

1891  On this day in history dutch Mackay govt resigns  

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

1893  On this day in history juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer  

1896  Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family) on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)  

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

1902  On this day in history renato Fasano, composer  

1903  On August - 21 yannis Constantinidis, composer  

1904  The birth of Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1535  On August - 21 birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  On August - 21 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  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on August - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on August - 21.  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

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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