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.