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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1958  On this day in history kUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions  

1958  Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73 on August - 21.  

1959  On August - 21 hawaii becomes 50th US state  

1961  Australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut on August - 21.  

1961  On this day in history jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya  

1962  On this day in history verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ  

1963  On this day in history martial law declared in S Vietnam  

1963  Martial law imposed in South Vietnam on August - 21.  

1963  On August - 21 jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win  

1963  John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies on this day in history.  

1964  Canadian Bette Singer dives a record-setting 307 feet into Bahaman waters on August - 21.  

1964  On this day in history palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies  

1965  Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts) on this day in history.  

1966  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open on this day in history.  

1967  On August - 21 china reports downing of 2 US bombers  

1968  After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio on this day in history.  

1968  On August - 21 democratic Convention opens in Chicago  

1968  Radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history william Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)  

1968  Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 on August - 21.  

1968  Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement on August - 21.  

1969  On August - 21 fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem  

1970  Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 on August - 21.  

1971  On August - 21 george Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29  

1972  On August - 21 first hot air balloon flight over the Alps  

1972  Republican convention opens in Miami Beach on this day in history.  

1972  US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched on August - 21.  

1972  1st hot air balloon flight over Alps on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway  

1976  Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies on August - 21.  

1977  Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 21 charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71  

1980  Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies on this day in history.  

1981  Ottawa Roughrider Tony Gabriel catches a pass in his 128th consecutive game; sets world pro football record; record eclipsed in 1987 by the Steve Largent of the NFL on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on this day in history.  

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  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1157  On August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

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  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on this day in history.  

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

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