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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 15 January 2021

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

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

1983  On this day in history benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  On August - 21 australia's federal budget speech is televised live from Canberra for the first time  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1984  On this day in history widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections  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  Premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  On this day in history a report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error'  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1986  Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1987  Clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  On this day in history cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78 on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

1990  On August - 21 gang of convicts from Siberian labour camp overpower guards aboard Aeroflot passenger flight, hijack plane to Pakistan and seek political asylum  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 this day in history lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1994  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1997  On August - 21 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 August - 21 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 this day in history.  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  On August - 21 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus  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  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on this day in history.  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  On August - 21 birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1665  On August - 21 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  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1157  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  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 this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on this day in history.  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  On this day in history death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1614  On August - 21 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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