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Historical Events In August - 21

Saturday, 13 August 2022

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

1958  On this day in history stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73  

1959  Hawaii becomes 50th US state on August - 21.  

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

1961  Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya on August - 21.  

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  On this day in history martial law imposed in South Vietnam  

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 August - 21.  

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 August - 21.  

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

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 August - 21.  

1968  William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On August - 21 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 this day in history.  

1976  Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 21 jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies  

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  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 August - 21.  

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

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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

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

1665  On August - 21 birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  

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  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on August - 21.  

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  On this day in history 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  Death of Elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560) on this day in history.  

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