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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1981  Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 on August - 21.  

1982  On this day in history sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies  

1983  Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50 on August - 21.  

1984  On this day in history australia's federal budget speech is televised live from Canberra for the first time  

1984  On this day in history widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections  

1985  Near Coast of Northern Peru a 6.3 quake injured at least 100 people, 60 homes destroyed and damage to other buildings in the Chimbote area on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease.  

1986  A report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error' on this day in history.  

1986  On August - 21 lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746  

1986  On August - 21 lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people  

1987  Clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted on August - 21.  

1987  On this day in history karl Bruck, entertainer, dies  

1988  Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war on this day in history.  

1988  Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78 on August - 21.  

1989  Fifty-one people drown in the River Thames, London when a dredger rams the pleasure cruiser Marchioness on August - 21.  

1989  Soviet Union reveals deadliest weapon in its air force arsenal, needle-nosed bomber that NATO calls the Blackjack on this day in history.  

1989  Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history gang of convicts from Siberian labour camp overpower guards aboard Aeroflot passenger flight, hijack plane to Pakistan and seek political asylum  

1990  George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya on this day in history.  

1991  On August - 21 attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin  

1991  Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days on August - 21.  

1991  Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101 on August - 21.  

1992  Lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74 on this day in history.  

1994  Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35 on this day in history.  

1995  NSW Police Royal Commission key witness Trevor Haken accuses 35 high ranking officers and others of corruption on August - 21.  

1995  Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88 on August - 21.  

1996  On this day in history rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69  

1997  On August - 21 death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion.  

1997  On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies  

2000  On this day in history british troops are rushed on to Belfast streets after two men are killed in a violent feud between Protestant guerrilla groups.  

2005  British Rock Band The Rolling Stones kicks off their a Bigger Bang tour with a show in Fenway Park, Boston on this day in history.  

2007  On August - 21 hurricane Dean, a powerful Category 5 storm, slams into a largely evacuated Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.  

2007  STS-118 lands at the Kennedy Space Center, completing Space Shuttle Endeavour's 19th flight on August - 21.  

2012  20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus on August - 21.  

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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 August - 21.  

1567  On August - 21 birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1597  On this day in history birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

1271  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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