Historical Events In August - 21
Saturday, 04 July 2020
0959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik on this day in history.
1131 Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.
1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) on August - 21.
1190 On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies
1192 On August - 21 minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1245 Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on August - 21.
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake on August - 21.
1516 On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
1560 On August - 21 tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1567 On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1583 The Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record on August - 21.
1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence on this day in history.
1627 On August - 21 jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on August - 21.
1642 On this day in history johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
1643 On August - 21 afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building on August - 21.
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet on August - 21.
1673 Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1680 Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on August - 21.
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish on August - 21.
1689 On August - 21 the Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer on August - 21.
1689 On August - 21 william Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
1703 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II on August - 21.
1718 Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty on August - 21.
1721 On August - 21 lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1723 Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49 on August - 21.
1725 On August - 21 jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1751 On August - 21 johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1760 On August - 21 the church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagĂĽez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
1765 On this day in history william IV, king of England (1830-37)
1772 On August - 21 king Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1772 On August - 21 alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29