Historical Events In August - 21
Monday, 03 August 2020
1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar) on August - 21.
1785 On August - 21 jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies
1789 Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician on this day in history.
1796 Mississauga Chief Wabakinine, protecting his sister from a British soldier, is struck on the head with a rock and killed; his wife is also seriously injured on August - 21.
1798 On this day in history jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1798 On August - 21 corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
1801 On this day in history guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer on this day in history.
1808 On this day in history battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1809 Francesco Schira, composer on this day in history.
1810 On August - 21 jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1810 On this day in history thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1812 On August - 21 silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67
1816 Quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!! on August - 21.
1821 On August - 21 jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1821 William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on August - 21.
1824 John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 on this day in history.
1824 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer on August - 21.
1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer on this day in history.
1831 On this day in history nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1838 A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1841 John Hampson patents venetian blind on August - 21.
1841 The Venetian blind is patented by John Hampton of New Orleans, but he didn't tell us how to clean them! on this day in history.
1841 On August - 21 john Hampton patents venetian blind
1842 On this day in history the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1847 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader on August - 21.
1852 On August - 21 tlingit warriors destroy Hudson's Bay Company Fort Selkirk, Yukon after the HBC tries to break the Tlingit monopoly on trade with interior tribes.
1852 Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory on this day in history.
1852 On August - 21 benedetto Junck, composer
1856 America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856) on August - 21.
1856 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1857 First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on this day in history.
1857 In one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads; on August - 21.