Historical Events In August - 21
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
1857 On August - 21 first book published by an Australian female author: Gertrude the Emigrant, by Caroline Atkinson.
1858 First Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois) on this day in history.
1858 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois) on this day in history.
1862 On August - 21 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.
1862 The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates on this day in history.
1863 On this day in history raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1864 On August - 21 bBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]
1864 On August - 21 john Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24
1871 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh) on August - 21.
1872 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome) on August - 21.
1874 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27) on this day in history.
1875 Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo on August - 21.
1878 On August - 21 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 this day in history.
1879 On this day in history henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
1880 On this day in history 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 August - 21.
1888 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on August - 21.
1888 On this day in history simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
1891 Dutch Mackay govt resigns on this day in history.
1892 Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear) on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
1896 Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family) on this day in history.
1897 On August - 21 oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1898 On August - 21 nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40
1900 Allied forces overun Peking's inner city on this day in history.
1900 Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go) on this day in history.
1901 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64) on August - 21.
1902 On August - 21 renato Fasano, composer
1903 Yannis Constantinidis, composer on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history the birth of Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player
1904 [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles) on August - 21.
1905 On this day in history isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)