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Historical Events In August - 21

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

1905  Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1906  On this day in history joachim Homs, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1907  On this day in history miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  On this day in history david Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1911  W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  Mr Carter-Cotton chosen first chancellor of Univ of British Columbia on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  On this day in history bruce Trent, singer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1913  Cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1914  20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  Dallas Pratt, collector on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  On this day in history jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history william John Raff Hooper, cartoonist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On August - 21 cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On August - 21 curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights) on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On this day in history bV Emmen soccer team forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On this day in history -22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Ben-Zion Orgad, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  On this day in history 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  On August - 21 ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1930  On this day in history prohibition of Wieringermeer finished  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1930  Frank Perry, film director on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  On August - 21 babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1535  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1597  On August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1643  On August - 21 birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1131  On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1190  On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1271  On this day in history death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1516  John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1581  On August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1614  Death of Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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