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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 07 August 2020

1958  On this day in history kUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On August - 21 stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On this day in history hawaii becomes 50th US state  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Australian TV current affairs program Four Corners makes TV debut on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  On August - 21 martial law declared in S Vietnam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  On this day in history martial law imposed in South Vietnam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  On August - 21 jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1964  Canadian Bette Singer dives a record-setting 307 feet into Bahaman waters on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1965  Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1968  After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  Democratic Convention opens in Chicago on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  Radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1969  On August - 21 fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On August - 21 timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On August - 21 george Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1972  Republican convention opens in Miami Beach on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On August - 21 uS orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On August - 21 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On August - 21 ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On August - 21 octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On this day in history jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 Whatsapp

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

1567  On August - 21 birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on this day in history.  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 August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1131  On this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1157  On August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1190  On August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on August - 21.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

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

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