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Historical Events In August - 21

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1981  Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

1983  On this day in history benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50  

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

1984  Widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections on this day in history.  

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  Premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease on August - 21.  

1986  A report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error' on August - 21.  

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

1986  Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people on this day in history.  

1987  On August - 21 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  On this day in history hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78  

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

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  On August - 21 communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days  

1991  On August - 21 oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101  

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

1994  On August - 21 danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35  

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

1995  On this day in history anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88  

1996  On August - 21 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  Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

2007  STS-118 lands at the Kennedy Space Center, completing Space Shuttle Endeavour's 19th flight on this day in history.  

2012  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

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

1660  On this day in history 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)  

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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  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 this day in history death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  

1516  On August - 21 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 this day in history death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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