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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 04 December 2020

1958  KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history 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  On August - 21 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  Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history john Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies  

1964  Canadian Bette Singer dives a record-setting 307 feet into Bahaman waters on this day in history.  

1964  Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies on August - 21.  

1965  Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts) on August - 21.  

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  On August - 21 after 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio  

1968  Democratic Convention opens in Chicago on this day in history.  

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.  

1968  William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on August - 21.  

1968  On August - 21 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 August - 21 fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem  

1970  Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1971  George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29 on August - 21.  

1972  On this day in history first hot air balloon flight over the Alps  

1972  On this day in history republican convention opens in Miami Beach  

1972  US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched on this day in history.  

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

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

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 August - 21.  

1978  Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

1981  On August - 21 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 August - 21 birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  On August - 21 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 August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

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

1643  On August - 21 birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

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 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 August - 21.  

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1614  Death of Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560) on August - 21.  

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