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Historical Events In August - 21

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

1958  On August - 21 stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73  

1959  Hawaii becomes 50th US state on this day in history.  

1961  Australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut on this day in history.  

1961  Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya on this day in history.  

1962  Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ on August - 21.  

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

1963  Martial law imposed in South Vietnam on this day in history.  

1963  Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win on this day in history.  

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  Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)  

1966  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open  

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  William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on August - 21.  

1968  On this day in history vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45  

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 this day in history fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem  

1970  On August - 21 timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79  

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

1972  First hot air balloon flight over the Alps on this day in history.  

1972  On August - 21 republican convention opens in Miami Beach  

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

1972  On August - 21 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps  

1975  On this day in history 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway  

1976  On August - 21 ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies  

1977  On August - 21 octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87  

1978  On this day in history charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71  

1980  Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies on August - 21.  

1981  On this day in history 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.  

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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  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 August - 21.  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

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

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  

1245  On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

1271  On August - 21 death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  

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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