Historical Events In August - 21
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
1780 On August - 21 jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1785 On August - 21 jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies
1789 On this day in history augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
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 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour) on this day in history.
1798 Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62 on August - 21.
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 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 on August - 21.
1809 Francesco Schira, composer on August - 21.
1810 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 21.
1812 On this day in history silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67
1816 Quebec has an early season snowfall. WOW that is early even for us Canadians!! on this day in history.
1821 Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances on August - 21.
1821 William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on this day in history.
1824 John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 on August - 21.
1824 On August - 21 john Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
1825 On August - 21 kate Fanny Loder, composer
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 On this day in history a v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57
1841 On August - 21 john Hampson patents venetian blind
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 this day in history.
1852 On this day in history 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 August - 21.
1852 On August - 21 benedetto Junck, composer
1856 On August - 21 america's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
1856 On this day in history peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64
1857 First book published by an Australian female author Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson on August - 21.
1857 On August - 21 in one of Australia's worst maritime disasters, 121 people drown when the Dunbar sinks off Sydney Heads;