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Historical Events In August - 21

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

1981  Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1982  On August - 21 sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1983  On August - 21 benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  Australia's federal budget speech is televised live from Canberra for the first time on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  Widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  Near Coast of Northern Peru a 6.3 quake injured at least 100 people, 60 homes destroyed and damage to other buildings in the Chimbote area on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  On this day in history premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  A report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error' on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  Lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  On August - 21 clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  On this day in history karl Bruck, entertainer, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  On this day in history hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  Fifty-one people drown in the River Thames, London when a dredger rams the pleasure cruiser Marchioness on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  On this day in history soviet Union reveals deadliest weapon in its air force arsenal, needle-nosed bomber that NATO calls the Blackjack  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  Gang of convicts from Siberian labour camp overpower guards aboard Aeroflot passenger flight, hijack plane to Pakistan and seek political asylum on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  On August - 21 george Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On this day in history attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On this day in history communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On August - 21 oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1992  On August - 21 lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1994  On August - 21 danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1995  On this day in history nSW Police Royal Commission key witness Trevor Haken accuses 35 high ranking officers and others of corruption.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1995  Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1996  Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1997  On this day in history death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1997  On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2000  On this day in history british troops are rushed on to Belfast streets after two men are killed in a violent feud between Protestant guerrilla groups.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2005  On August - 21 british Rock Band The Rolling Stones kicks off their a Bigger Bang tour with a show in Fenway Park, Boston  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2007  Hurricane Dean, a powerful Category 5 storm, slams into a largely evacuated Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2007  STS-118 lands at the Kennedy Space Center, completing Space Shuttle Endeavour's 19th flight on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2012  20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

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

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

1614  Death of Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560) on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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