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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1905  On this day in history jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80  

1906  On this day in history joachim Homs, composer  

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

1908  On August - 21 david Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)  

1909  On August - 21 c Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)  

1911  On this day in history w R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies  

1912  On this day in history mr Carter-Cotton chosen first chancellor of Univ of British Columbia  

1912  Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia on August - 21.  

1912  On August - 21 bruce Trent, singer  

1913  Cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936) on this day in history.  

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

1914  On this day in history dallas Pratt, collector  

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey on August - 21.  

1915  On this day in history italy declares war on Turkey in World War One  

1915  Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad) on August - 21.  

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

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

1917  On August - 21 cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

1920  3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill on this day in history.  

1920  Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh) on August - 21.  

1922  Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)  

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

1925  On this day in history bV Emmen soccer team forms  

1926  On this day in history -22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos  

1926  On August - 21 ben-Zion Orgad, composer  

1927  On August - 21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)  

1927  Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer on August - 21.  

1928  On August - 21 gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)  

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

1929  Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party on this day in history.  

1930  Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished on August - 21.  

1930  On this day in history frank Perry, film director  

1931  On August - 21 babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  On August - 21 birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

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 August - 21 birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

1643  On this day in history birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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 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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