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What Happened on August 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2017 A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States.
2013 Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
2000 American golfer Tiger Woods 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 1940.
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 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.
1968 Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of the Socialist Republic of 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.
1965 The Socialist Republic of Romania is proclaimed, following the adoption of a new constitution.
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.
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.
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.
1879 The locals of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland report their having seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary. The apparition is later named “Our Lady of Knock” and the spot transformed into a Catholic pilgrimage site.
1878 The American Bar Association is founded in Saratoga Springs, New York.
1863 Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.
1862 The Stadtpark, the first public park in Vienna, opens to the public.
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.
1716 Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War: The arrival of naval reinforcements and the news of the Battle of Petrovaradin force the Ottomans to abandon the Siege of Corfu, thus preserving the Ionian Islands under Venetian rule.
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 Conquest 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 seventh month in the third year of the Kenkyū (建久) era).
1169 Battle of the Blacks: Uprising by the black African forces of the Fatimid army, along with a number of Egyptian emirs and commoners, against Saladin. The uprising is defeated after two days, consolidating Saladin's position as master of Egypt.
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
1951 Yana Mintoff, Maltese politician, economist and educator
1933 Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (d. 1992)
1934 Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)
1952 Bernadette Porter, English nun and educator
1939 Clarence Williams III, American actor (d. 2021)
1933 Barry Norman, English author and critic (d. 2017)
1665 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
1961 Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)
1976 Robert Miles, Australian rugby league player
1949 Loretta Devine, American actress and singer
Famous People Deaths On August 21

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Date Name
1911 Mahboob Ali Khan, sixth Nizam of Hyderabad State (b.1866)
2009 Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (b. 1930)
2005 Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (b. 1957)
1148 William II, Count of Nevers (b. c. 1089)
1689 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661)
1981 Kaka Kalelkar, Indian Hindi Writer(B.1885)
1131 King Baldwin II of Jerusalem
1836 Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (b. 1785)
2008 Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (b. 1969)
1622 Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1582)