Historical Events In August - 21
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
0959 On this day in history erachus becomes bishop of Luik
1131 Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.
1165 On this day in history philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1190 Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.
1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192) on August - 21.
1245 On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies
1321 On this day in history 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
1516 On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy on August - 21.
1567 On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1583 On August - 21 the Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record.
1598 On August - 21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1627 On this day in history jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 On August - 21 camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer on August - 21.
1643 On this day in history afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building on this day in history.
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
1680 Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on this day in history.
1680 On August - 21 pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish
1689 On August - 21 the Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1689 On this day in history jose Pradas Gallen, composer
1689 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier on August - 21.
1703 On August - 21 turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 On this day in history emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1721 On August - 21 lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1723 On this day in history dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
1725 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1751 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer on August - 21.
1760 The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagĂĽez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city on this day in history.
1765 William IV, king of England (1830-37) on this day in history.
1772 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 on this day in history.
1772 Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.