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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 15 January 2021

1958  On August - 21 kUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1958  Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1959  On August - 21 hawaii becomes 50th US state  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1961  Australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1961  On this day in history jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1962  Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  On this day in history martial law declared in S Vietnam  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  Martial law imposed in South Vietnam on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  On this day in history john Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1964  Canadian Bette Singer dives a record-setting 307 feet into Bahaman waters on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1964  Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1965  Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts) on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1966  On August - 21 mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1967  China reports downing of 2 US bombers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  On this day in history after 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  Democratic Convention opens in Chicago on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  On August - 21 radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  On this day in history vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1968  On August - 21 radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1969  Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1970  Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1971  George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1972  On August - 21 first hot air balloon flight over the Alps  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1972  On this day in history republican convention opens in Miami Beach  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1972  On August - 21 uS orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1972  1st hot air balloon flight over Alps on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1975  3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1976  On this day in history ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1978  Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1980  Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1981  On August - 21 ottawa Roughrider Tony Gabriel catches a pass in his 128th consecutive game; sets world pro football record; record eclipsed in 1987 by the Steve Largent of the NFL.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1660  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1665  On this day in history birth of giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1157  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1271  On August - 21 death of alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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