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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1906  On this day in history joachim Homs, composer  

1907  On August - 21 miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author  

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

1909  C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65) on this day in history.  

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

1912  Bruce Trent, singer on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)  

1914  On August - 21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill  

1914  Dallas Pratt, collector on August - 21.  

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey on August - 21.  

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

1915  On this day in history jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)  

1916  On this day in history william John Raff Hooper, cartoonist  

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 this day in history 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 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  On this day in history bV Emmen soccer team forms  

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

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

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

1927  Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history prohibition of Wieringermeer finished  

1930  On August - 21 frank Perry, film director  

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  On this day in history birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

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

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  On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  On August - 21 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 August - 21.  

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