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What Happened on August 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2017 A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States.
2016 The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, takes place.
2013 Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
2009 Inglourious Basterds, a war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, is released in American theaters to critical and popular acclaim.
2000 Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, wins the 82nd PGA Championship and becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.
1995 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, attempts to divert to West Georgia Regional Airport after the left engine fails, but the aircraft crashes in Carroll County near Carrollton, Georgia, killing nine of the 29 people on board.
1994 Royal Air Maroc Flight 630 crashes in Douar Izounine, Morocco, killing all 44 people on board.
1993 NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
1991 Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1945.
1991 Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1988 The 6.9 Mw⿯ Nepal earthquake shakes the Nepal-India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709-1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
1986 Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
1983 Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
1982 Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
1971 A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1969 Gap Inc. opened their first store in San Francisco, California.
1968 Cold War: Nicolae Ceauȿescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
1968 James Anderson Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
1963 Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
1961 American country music singer Patsy Cline returns to record producer Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville, Tennessee to record her vocals to Willie Nelson's "Crazy", which would become her signature song.
1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit (in America), "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
1959 United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.
1957 The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1945 Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1944 World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
1942 World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
1918 World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
1914 World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre that pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.
1911 The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, a Louvre employee.
1901 Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.
1897 Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded.
1888 The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1883 An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
1863 Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.
1858 The first of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is held in Ottawa, Illinois.
1852 Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1831 Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55 to 65 whites and about twice that number of blacks.
1821 Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1810 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1808 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1791 A Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turns into a violent slave rebellion, beginning the Haitian Revolution.
1778 American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
1772 King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1770 James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1689 The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1680 Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
1415 Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.
1331 King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
1192 Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Sei-i Taishōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: the 12th day of the 7th month in the 3rd year of the Kenkyū (建乿) era).
1140 Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin-Song Wars.
959 Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of Liège.
Famous People Born on August 21

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Year Name
1897 Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (d. 1966)
1903 Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)
1922 Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (d. 2015)
1907 P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
1929 Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and political prisoner (d. 2017)
1981 Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
1579 Henri, Duke of Rohan (d. 1638)
1982 Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player
1973 Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1978 Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach
Famous People Deaths On August 21

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Date Name
2000 Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
2014 Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (b. 1944)
672 Emperor Kōbun of Japan (b. 648)
1957 Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1879)
1989 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)
1974 Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)
2013 C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1936)
1534 Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, 44th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1464)
2014 Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (b. 1925)
1614 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (b. 1560)