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Historical Events In August - 21

Monday, 21 September 2020

1931  On August - 21 gregg Smith, composer  

1932  On August - 21 wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons  

1932  On this day in history melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent)  

1932  On August - 21 frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80  

1933  On August - 21 ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game  

1933  On this day in history janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)  

1934  On August - 21 paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist  

1935  Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64) on August - 21.  

1935  Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him  

1936  On August - 21 mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)  

1938  On this day in history the birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter  

1938  On this day in history italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School  

1940  On this day in history leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62  

1942  Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus on August - 21.  

1942  On this day in history kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies  

1943  Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 21 henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86  

1944  On this day in history dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN  

1944  HMCS Alberni lost on August - 21.  

1944  On August - 21 germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy  

1945  On this day in history pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program  

1947  1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win on this day in history.  

1947  Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies on August - 21.  

1948  On this day in history indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson  

1949  On this day in history phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners  

1949  Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1951  On August - 21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45  

1952  On August - 21 isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies  

1953  On this day in history marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m  

1953  Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history wTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting  

1957  On this day in history 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)  

1958  On this day in history hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America  

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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  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

1597  On this day in history birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

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  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  On August - 21 birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

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 August - 21.  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on August - 21.  

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

1581  On this day in history 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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