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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 04 December 2020

1931  Gregg Smith, composer on this day in history.  

1932  Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons on this day in history.  

1932  Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent) on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80  

1933  On this day in history 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  On this day in history josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76  

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  Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band) on August - 21.  

1938  The birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.  

1938  On August - 21 italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School  

1940  Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington  

1943  On this day in history henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86  

1944  Dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history hMCS Alberni lost  

1944  Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy on this day in history.  

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  On August - 21 ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies  

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

1949  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 on August - 21.  

1949  Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 on August - 21.  

1951  (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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 August - 21.  

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  Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America on August - 21.  

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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 August - 21.  

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

1567  On August - 21 birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

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

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  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  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.  

1157  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On August - 21 death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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