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Historical Events In August - 21

Sunday, 26 September 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 this day in history hawaii becomes 50th US state  

1961  On August - 21 australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut.  

1961  Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1963  On August - 21 martial law imposed in South Vietnam  

1963  Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win on August - 21.  

1963  John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies on August - 21.  

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

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  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 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 this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history george Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29  

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 August - 21.  

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 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  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 August - 21.  

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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  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

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

1642  On August - 21 birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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  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 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  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on this day in history.  

1516  John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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