Historical Events In August - 21
Friday, 07 August 2020
1857 On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author: Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.
1858 On August - 21 first Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1858 On this day in history 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1862 Billy Barker discovers gold in creeks running into the Quesnel River; town of Barkerville, BC, grows up around mine; the find sparks a massive gold rush into the Cariboo on this day in history.
1862 On August - 21 the Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
1863 Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill on August - 21.
1864 BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31] on this day in history.
1864 On this day in history john Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24
1871 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh) on this day in history.
1872 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome) on August - 21.
1874 On this day in history herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
1875 On this day in history maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
1878 On this day in history american Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
1879 The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland on August - 21.
1879 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It) on this day in history.
1880 On August - 21 johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
1883 On this day in history providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants! on this day in history.
1888 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on this day in history.
1888 On this day in history simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
1891 Dutch Mackay govt resigns on August - 21.
1892 On this day in history charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)
1893 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer on this day in history.
1896 Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family) on August - 21.
1897 On August - 21 oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1898 Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40 on August - 21.
1900 On this day in history allied forces overun Peking's inner city
1900 On this day in history eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)
1901 On August - 21 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)
1902 Renato Fasano, composer on August - 21.
1903 On this day in history yannis Constantinidis, composer
1904 The birth of Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player on August - 21.
1904 On August - 21 [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905 On August - 21 isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)