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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1905  On August - 21 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  David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse) on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history 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  Mr Carter-Cotton chosen first chancellor of Univ of British Columbia on August - 21.  

1912  On August - 21 mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia  

1912  Bruce Trent, singer on August - 21.  

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

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

1914  On this day in history 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  On August - 21 jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)  

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 August - 21.  

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

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

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

1924  On this day in history gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary  

1925  On August - 21 bV Emmen soccer team forms  

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

1926  On this day in history ben-Zion Orgad, composer  

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

1927  On August - 21 wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer  

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

1929  On this day in history chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town  

1929  Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party on August - 21.  

1930  Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished on August - 21.  

1930  On August - 21 frank Perry, film director  

1931  Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns on August - 21.  

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

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

1660  On this day in history birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

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  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

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

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

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on this day in history.  

1516  John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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