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Historical Events In August - 21

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1982  Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies on August - 21.  

1983  Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50 on this day in history.  

1984  Australia's federal budget speech is televised live from Canberra for the first time on August - 21.  

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

1985  On this day in history 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  

1985  On August - 21 premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease.  

1986  On August - 21 a report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error'  

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  On this day in history clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted  

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 this day in history.  

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

1989  On August - 21 soviet Union reveals deadliest weapon in its air force arsenal, needle-nosed bomber that NATO calls the Blackjack  

1989  On this day in history voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune  

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  On this day in history george Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya  

1991  On this day in history attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin  

1991  On this day in history communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days  

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

1992  On this day in history lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74  

1994  On this day in history danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35  

1995  On this day in history nSW Police Royal Commission key witness Trevor Haken accuses 35 high ranking officers and others of corruption.  

1995  Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

1997  Death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion on this day in history.  

1997  On August - 21 misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies  

2000  On August - 21 british troops are rushed on to Belfast streets after two men are killed in a violent feud between Protestant guerrilla groups.  

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

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

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

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

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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 this day in history.  

1597  On August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

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

1643  On this day in history birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

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  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1157  On August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

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  John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on August - 21.  

1581  On August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

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

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