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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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

1984  On August - 21 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 August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1986  On this day in history lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people  

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

1987  On August - 21 karl Bruck, entertainer, dies  

1988  On August - 21 cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war  

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

1989  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 george Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya  

1991  Attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin on August - 21.  

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

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

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

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  Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69 on August - 21.  

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 August - 21.  

1997  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 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 August - 21.  

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 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  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)  


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 August - 21.  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  

1245  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1581  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on August - 21.  

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

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