August 21 in History – What happened on 21 August in Past

✅ Published on August 21st, 2021 in August in History

21 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 21, the day number in a year is 233 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 234. August 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 21 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1139Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeated an army led by Jindynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars.
1689Jacobite risings-Jacobite clans supporting the deposed king James VII of Scotland clashed with a government regiment of Covenanters supporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral,Dunkeld, Scotland.
1689The Dunkeld War took place in Scotland.
1703Adirn Incident: The Turkish army removed Sultan Mustafa II, which reduced the power of the Sultans.
1772In Sweden, Gustav III ended the rule of the 50-year-old parliament and established dictatorship.
1790The British army, led by General Meadows, captured Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
1808Battle of Vimeiro: British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeated the French under General Jean-Andoch Junot.
1810Marshal Jean Baptiste Berndot of France, elected by the Swedish Riksmand of the Crown Prince of Estates, Sweden.
1831Nat Turner led a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia,US; it was suppressed about 48 hours later.
1858The first of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and StephenA. Douglas, candidates for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate,was held in Ottawa, Illinois.
1878The American Bar Association was held in Sarasota.
1906Scandal rocked polite Virginia society when it was discovered that a local optician, a dentist, and a doctor performed an illegal abortion on a prominent woman. Miss Keener who had the abortion worked as a receptionist at Dr. Badgley’s dental office. Each of the doctors had to post a bond of $3,000 each and were to appear in court later.
1911Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by amuseum employee and was not recovered until two years later.
1915In World War I, Italy declared war against Turkey.
1918The second battle of the Somme begins.
1931Pandit Vishnu Digambar died.
1938President Roosevelt publicly promised to protect Canada should an enemy invade it, and in return he anticipated Canada to help the Americans if they were under attack.
1938The teaching of Jewish teachers in public and high schools was banned in Italy.
1944Delegations from Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, met at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. to discuss the formation of the United Nations.
1945American physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. accidentally droppeda tungsten carbide brick onto a delta phase plutonium bomb core andexposed himself to a lethal dose of neutron radiation, becoming thefirst known fatality due to a criticality accident 25 days later.
1957The Soviet Union tested the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile R-7 Semeyorka.
1957US President Dwight D Eisenhower announced a 2-year suspension for nuclear testing.
1959Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States.
1965The constitution came into force in Romania.
1969An Australian tourist set the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a majorcatalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
1969Donald and Doris Fisher San opened the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue, Francisco.
1972Wildlife Protection Act passed in India.
1982King Sobhuja II of Switzer Land passed away.
1986Fatal gas from the volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, West Africa destroyed every living thing within a 15-mile radius, including 1,500 people. The gas was so harmful because it contained high levels of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and sulphur.
1986A limnic eruption of a cloud of carbon dioxide from Lake Nyosin Cameroon killed up to 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in nearbyvillages.
19862000 killed by poisonous gases from the volcano eruption in Cameroon.
1986Usain Bolt, the world's fastest runner, was born in Jamaica.
1992United States Marshals engaged a fugitive in a shootout at RubyRidge, Idaho, beginning a twelve-day siege.
1993NASA lost contact with its Mars Observer spacecraft, three days before orbital insertion.
1997Cyclone Vinny killed 140 people and injured three thousand people in eastern China.
2005Approximately 800,000 people came together for Pope Benedict XVI concluding the Mass of World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne, Germany.
2006The Channel Tunnel, which links the UK and France, is shut down after smoke is seen coming out of a freight train.
2006Famous Shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan died in Varanasi.
2007Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center at 12:32:29 EDT
2007Hurricane Dean made landfall on the Yucatán Peninsula as aCategory 5 storm, causing 45 deaths and US$1.5 billion in damage.
2008The United States Food and Drug Administration agrees on the irradiation of lettuce and spinach to kill E. coli and other unsafe germs.
2010A Vincent van Gogh painting - known as both Poppy Flowers and Vase with Flowers - is robbed from the Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil art museum in Cairo, but is said to be have found at Cairo Airport later.
2012In the argument on cosmogony, Physical Review issues a study describing the Big Bang, as a phase change ruled by event symmetry, possibly clarifying better how our well-known space time could originate from original matter.
2013Syrian Civil War-Rockets containing sarin struck the opposition-controlled portions of the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, resulting in at least 281 deaths.
201337 people were killed and 16 injured in a bus accident near the Chin Swe Temple in Malaysia.
2014Israeli airstrikes in Rafah killed three top Hamas commanders.

Famous Birthdays of August 21 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1956Kim Cattrall / Actress / United Kingdom
1944Perry Christie / Politician / Bahamas
1892Charles Vanel / Actor / France
1933Michael Dacher / Mountaineer / Germany
1973Steve McKenna / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1947Margaret Chan / Doctor / China
1923Keith Allen / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1979Pema Khandu / Politician / India
1962John Korfas / Basketball Player / United States of America
1979Kelis / Writer / United States of America
1894Christian Schad / Painter / Germany
1597Roger Twysden / Politician / United Kingdom
1926Can Yücel / Poet / Turkey
1951Chesley V. Morton / Politician / United States of America
1949Daniel Sivan / Scholar / Israel
1954Archie Griffin / Footballer / United States of America
1670James FitzJames / Politician / France
1943Jonathan Schell / Author / United States of America
1918Billy Reay / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1950Patrick Juvet / Singer / Switzerland
1869William Henry Ogilvie / Author / Australia
1927Thomas S. Monson / Religious Leader / United States of America
1862Emilio Salgari / Author / Italy
1988Kacey Musgraves / Writer / United States of America
1983Scott McDonald / Footballer / Australia
1986Wout Brama / Footballer / Netherlands
1725Jean-Baptiste Greuze / Painter / France
1961Gerardo Barbero / Chess Player / Argentina
1973Sergey Brin / Business Man / United States of America
1980Burney Lamar / Racing Car Driver / United States of America

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