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Historical Events In August - 21

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

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

1961  On this day in history australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut.  

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  Martial law declared in S Vietnam on August - 21.  

1963  On this day in history martial law imposed in South Vietnam  

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

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  On August - 21 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  China reports downing of 2 US bombers on August - 21.  

1968  After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio on August - 21.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1972  First hot air balloon flight over the Alps on August - 21.  

1972  Republican convention opens in Miami Beach on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies  

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 August - 21.  

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  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 21.  

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on August - 21.  

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

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

1660  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  On this day in history 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 this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

1157  On this day in history 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  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on August - 21.  

1271  On this day in history 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 August - 21.  

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

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

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