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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 30 June 2022

1905  Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80 on August - 21.  

1906  Joachim Homs, composer on August - 21.  

1907  On this day in history miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author  

1908  David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse) on this day in history.  

1909  C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65) on August - 21.  

1911  On August - 21 w R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies  

1912  On August - 21 mr Carter-Cotton chosen first chancellor of Univ of British Columbia  

1912  Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia on this day in history.  

1912  Bruce Trent, singer on August - 21.  

1913  On August - 21 cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)  

1914  20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill on this day in history.  

1914  On August - 21 dallas Pratt, collector  

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey on August - 21.  

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One on August - 21.  

1915  Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad) on this day in history.  

1916  William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

1917  On this day in history cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

1920  On August - 21 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill  

1920  Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh) on this day in history.  

1922  On August - 21 curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise  

1923  Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights) on August - 21.  

1924  Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary on August - 21.  

1925  BV Emmen soccer team forms on this day in history.  

1926  On August - 21 -22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos  

1926  Ben-Zion Orgad, composer on August - 21.  

1927  On this day in history 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)  

1927  On August - 21 wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer  

1928  Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956) on this day in history.  

1929  On August - 21 chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town  

1929  On this day in history ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party  

1930  Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished on this day in history.  

1930  Frank Perry, film director on this day in history.  

1931  Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns 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  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  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on this day in history.  

1642  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  

Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on this day in history.  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

1271  On August - 21 death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  

1516  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

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 August - 21.  

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