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Famous Events For August 21

Famous Events For August 21 – Today In History

August 21: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 21 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 21, 0959 – Erachus appointed as bishop of Luik
2. August 21, 1192 – Minamoto Yoritomo becomes the ruler of Japan after becoming Seii Tai Shogun
3. August 21, 1321 – in a bet, 160 Jews of Chincon were burnt alive
4. August 21, 1541 – The capital of Hungary, Buda, was seized by Ottoman Turns under the command of Suleiman the Magnificent and reigned Hungary for 150 years

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5. August 21, 1560 – Tycho Brahe shows inclination towards astronomy
6. August 21, 1573 – Alkmaar in the Netherlands conquered by Spain
7. August 21, 1598 – Netherlands becomes independent
8. August 21, 1673 – English and French navies were defeated by De Ruyter at the Sea War at Kijkduin
9. August 21, 1680 – Santa Fe under the control of Spain acquired by Pueblo Indians
10. August 21, 1689 – The followers of King James VII of Scotland and an army of William of Orange clash at the War of Dunkeld in Scotland

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18th Century – What Happened on August 21 – The 1700s

11. August 21, 1703 – Sultan Mustafa II, was dismissed by Turkish soldiers thus curtailing the powers of sultans
12. August 21, 1718 – A peace agreement between Emperor Karel VI and Turkey and Venice
13. August 21, 1760 – “Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagiiez” was established and became the source for founding the city
14. August 21, 1772 – fifty years of democracy came to an end with King Gustav III of Sweden concluding a military rebellion and taking charge as a progressive dictator

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19th Century – August 21 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. August 21, 1808 – The French army commanded by Major General Jean Andoche was defeated by the British and Portuguese army commanded by General Arthur Wellesley at the War of Vimeiro in Portugal. This was the first Anglo-Portuguese victory.
16. August 21, 1821 – The team of the vessel, Eliza France discovers Jarvis Island
17. August 21, 1831 – a slave Nat Turner turns a rebel and murders 55
18. August 21, 1841 – copyrights for Venetian screen given to John Hampton
19. August 21, 1842 – discovery of Hobart, Tasmania
20. August 21, 1852 – Yukon domain Fort Selkirk wiped out by Tlingit Indians
21. August 21, 1856 – Townsend Harris, America’s first ambassador to Japan reaches Shimoda
22. August 21, 1858 – deliberation between Lincoln and Douglas. This was the first discussion
23. August 21, 1862 – The Vienna City Park (Stadt Park) was thrown open to the public

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24. August 21, 1863 – William Quantrill attacks Lawrence KS
25. August 21, 1864 – Culmination of the war at Globe Tavern, Virginia after 2500 dead or wounded
26. August 21, 1864 – attack on Memphis by Army chief Nathan B Forests
27. August 21, 1878 – record 8 stumping in a cricket match by Edward Pooley
28. August 21, 1879 – apparent sighting by the public of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St John.
29. August 21, 1883 – Phillies defeated by Providence (0-28)
30. August 21, 1888 – copyrights of adding machine granted to American designer William Seward Burroughs
31. August 21, 1891 – Dutch Mackay steps down

32. August 21, 1897 – General Motors Corporation opens Oldsmobile division
33. August 21, 1899 – Malcolm Whiteman defeats J.Parmly Paret (6-1. 6-2,3-6,7-5 at the 19th US Men’s National Championship game

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 21 – 1900

34. August 21, 1900 – at the 20th US Men’s National Championship Game Malcolm Whitman defeats Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2,62)
35. August 21, 1901 – Joe Mc Ginnity hits and spits at the umpire and barred
36. August 21, 1911 – Vincenzo Perugia steals “Mona Lisa” from the Louvre (and recovered in 1913)

37. August 21, 1912 – Carter-Cotton appointed the first chancellor of the University of British Columbia
38. August 21, 1914 – At the 20th US Golf Open Walter Hagen scores a 290 at Midlothian CC III
39. August 21, 1914 – Tampines seized by the German army
40. August 21, 1915 – war declared on Turkey by Italy in WW I
41. August 21, 1915 – Gordon Lowe defeats Horace Rice at the 11th Australasian Championship game
42. August 21, 1916 – The British detained Sir Roger Casement, a protestant and a passionate Irish separatist
43. August 21, 1920 – Jock Hutchison plays at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor III at the 3rd PGA Championship Game
44. August 21, 1926 – formation of BV Emmen football team
45. August 21, 1927 – assembly of the 4th Pan-African Congress

46. August 21, 1931 – 600th HR by Babe Ruth off Blaeholder of Browns
47. August 21, 1932 – 20 games won in each of his four seasons by Wes Ferrell
48. August 21, 1936 – Red Sox Wes Ferrell, comes out when he felt that he did not have good fielding. Sox defer him
49. August 21, 1938 – all Jewish teachers banned by Italy in Public and High schools
50. August 21, 1942 – German Flag hoisted on Elbroezgeergte by Alpine trackers
51. August 21, 1942 – a Nazi flag hoisted at the peak of Mount Elbrus: WW II
52. August 21, 1943 – USSR appoints Gromyko as its ambassador in Washington
53. August 21, 1943 – Aleutian Islands vacated by Japan
54. August 21, 1944 – Germans capture Hill 262, Normandy
55. August 21, 1944 – Sens seized by US 12th Army Corps
56. August 21, 1945 – Lend Lease arrangement canceled by US President Harry Truman
57. August 21, 1947 – the 1st Little League World Series was played at Williamsport. Maynard PA won

58. August 21, 1948 – the no-score 47 innings by Indians busted by White Sox Aaron Robinson
59. August 21, 1953 – John Norman Lewis was taken as an advisor at $15000 by Ralph Kiner (NL) and Allie Reynolds to advise players in mediation
60. August 21, 1953 – a record height of 25370 m was achieved by Marion Carl in Douglas in a missile
61. August 21, 1953 – ousting of sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco
62. August 21, 1955 – Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi one week after he arrived there
63. August 21, 1956 – Inauguration of the transmission of TV Channel 7 in Evansville by WTVW
64. August 21, 1957- missile launched in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
65. August 21, 1958 – radio broadcasting started by KUT-FM in Austin, Texas
66. August 21, 1959 – US recognizes Hawaii as its 50th state
67. August 21, 1961 – Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan liberal walks into freedom after being imprisoned for 9 years by British
68. August 21, 1962 – Verne Gagne becomes NWA champion after defeating Mister M in Minn
69. August 21, 1963 – 15th record pinch hit HR by Jerry Lynch makes Pirates a 7-6 victory
70. August 21, 1963 – Buddhist temples were attacked in South Vietnam causing the imposition of military law
71. August 21, 1965 – two astronauts in Gemini 5 fired to circle Earth

72. August 21, 1965 – The constitution of Romania accepted
73. August 21, 1966 – LPGA Women’s Western Golf Open achieved by Mickey Wright
74. August 21, 1967 – 2 US military aircraft were shot down by China as announced by them
75. August 21, 1967 – detention of Mikis Theodorakis in Greece
76. August 21, 1968 – Voice of America Broadcasting was blocked by Soviet Russia after being silent for 5 years
77. August 21, 1968 – a Soviet helped incursion was broadcast by Radio Prague
78. August 21, 1968 – The reformation movement known as Prague Spring was opposed by the Warsaw Pact army in Czechoslovakia
79. August 21, 1969 – Inferno in Al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem
80. August 21, 1970 – Gerry Fitt becomes the first spearhead of the newly constituted Social and Democratic Labour Party
81. August 21, 1972 – Flying over the Mt. Alps with the help of an air balloon
82. August 21, 1972 – dock workers call off their strike in Britain for the agreement reached for the altered Jones-Adlington treaty
83. August 21, 1975 – 39 persons were injured or killed in a truck mishap
84. August 21, 1975 – trade restrictions against Cuba softened by IS
85. August 21, 1976 – 1st British woman appointed – Mary Longdon – as firewoman
86. August 21, 1977 – LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic achieved by Debboie Austin
87. August 21, 1977 – skier Donna Patterson Brice achieved a best high-speed race (111.11 mph)
88. August 21, 1978 – the debut of the gay film – Matlovich vs US Air defense
89. August 21, 1979 – objected play against Astro won by Mets
90. August 21, 1980 – the debut of “Pirates of Penzance” and inaugurated by Linda Ronstadt
91. August 21, 1982 – Beirut cleared of extremists of Palestinian
92. August 21, 1982 – 1st pitcher to get save #300 was Rollie Fingers
93. August 21, 1983 – Fayetteville North Carolina records a state high temperature of 110F
94. August 21, 1983 – LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women’s Golf achieved by Joanne Carner
95. August 21, 1985 – Mary Decker Slaney created a world record by running a mile in 4:16.71
96. August 21, 1985 – three winners share the $ 41 lottery prize of NL Lotto. The winning ticket was 14-17-22-23-30-47

97. August 21, 1986 – debut performance of “Rags” at Mark Hellinger NYC for four presentations
98. August 21, 1986 – Cricketer Ian Botham achieves 356th Test Cricket wicket, a world record, vs New Zeeland, at the Oval
99. August 21, 1986 – 2000 died due to release of toxic gases by the flare-up of a volcano in Cameroon
100. August 21, 1987- breaststroke female swimming world highest best achieved by Silke Horner
101. August 21, 1988 – LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic achieved by Julie Inkster
102. August 21, 1989 – Voyager 2 commences its flight of planet Neptune
103. August 21, 1991 – rebellion in Soviet Russia put down by current confrontation commanded by Boris Yeltsin in a few days
104. August 21,1991 – USSR grants independence to Latvia
105. August 21, 1993 – The communication between NASA and Mars observer snapped
106. August 21, 1994 – The Chinese town Zhejiang was hit by Hurricane Fred and several hundred lost their lives
107. August 21, 1994 – In the Mexican presidential voting Ernesto Zedillo won
108. August 21, 1994 – LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge won by Jane Geddes
109. August 21, 1995 – Flight 529 of Atlantic Southeast Airlines meets an accident near Carrollton, Georgia killing 9 staff and travelers
110. August 21,1996 – inauguration of “Hughie” at Circle in NYC
111. August 21, 1996 – 14th Miss Teen USA awarded to Christie Lee Woods,18, of Texas
112. August 21,1997 – Hurricane Winnie strikes East China killing 140 and wounding 3000
113. August 21,1997 – Hudson Foods closed by US officials due to outbreak of E. coli
114. August 21, 1998 – P. W. Botha, continually disregards summons to appear before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Authority and declared guilty

21st Century – August 21 This Day In History – The 2000s

115. August 21, 2000 – the first golfer other than Ben Hogan in 1953, to win 3 majors in a calendar year was Tiger Woods at the 82nd LGA Championship
116. August 21, 2001 – Peacekeeping army to the previous Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia approved by NATO
117. August 21, 2001 – The Red Cross appeals to the international community for monetary help to famine-stricken Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
118. August 21, 2007 – Cyclone Dean strikes in Costa Maya, Mexico at a wind velocity of 165 mph. This was the first cyclone of Category 5 to make a strike
119. August 21, 2012 – Ebola virus takes a toll on 20 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
120. August 21, 2013 – In a bus accident near Chin Swee Temple in Malesia, 37 died and 16 wounded
121. August 21, 2013 – instant torrents in Qinghai in China leave 21 dead
122. August 21, 2014 – 3 of upper Hamas’s chiefs, Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al Ataar, and Mohammed Barhoum were killed in Rafah by an air force commanded by Israel
123. August 21, 2015 – Four travelers defeat the gunman of a terrorist group that attacked a train running from Amsterdam to Paris and foiled their attempt
124. August 21,2015 – Syrian immigrants were asked to quit their Dublin protocols before seeking shelter in Germany
125. August 21, 2016 – closing of the 31st Summer Olympic Games at Maracanã Playgrounds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
126. August 21, 2017 – The total sun’s eclipse will be visible in North America

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