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Events and People Who Made History on August 21

10th Century

959 - Erachus becomes bishop of Luik

14th Century

1321 - 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake

16th Century

1560 - Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1598 - Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence

17th Century

1673 - Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
1680 - Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fe from Spanish

18th Century

1703 - Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 - Emperor Karel VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty

19th Century

1841 - John Hampton patents venetian blind
1858 - 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1863 - Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1864 - Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
1864 - Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY
1864 - Battle of Summit Point, VA
1864 - General-major Nathan Bedford Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
1878 - American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, New York
1878 - Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match
1883 - Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 - Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with New York Giants!
1888 - William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1891 - Dutch Mackay government resigns
1897 - Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division

20th Century

1901 - 21st U.S. Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)
1901 - Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching and spitting on an ump
1912 - Mr. Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of University of British Columbia
1914 - 20th U.S. Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill
1914 - Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
1914 - French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
1920 - 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill
1922 - Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
1925 - BV Emmen soccer team forms
1926 - Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos
1926 - White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
1927 - 4th Pan-African Congress meets (New York City)
1929 - Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
1930 - Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
1931 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th home run, off George Blaeholder of Browns
1932 - Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1933 - Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
1936 - Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
1938 - Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public and High School
1942 - Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
1942 - Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Gromyko named U.S.S.R.-ambassador in Washington
1943 - Japan leaves Aleutian Islands
1944 - Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
1944 - Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in New York City
1944 - Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secretan/St-Mande
1944 - U.S. 12nd Army corp occupies Sens
1945 - President Truman ends Lend-Lease program
1947 - 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport Pennsylvania win
1948 - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
1949 - Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
1953 - Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) and Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
1953 - Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
1953 - Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
1956 - WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
1958 - KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
1959 - Hawaii becomes 50th U.S. state
1961 - Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
1962 - Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1963 - Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit home run gives Pirates a 7-6 win
1963 - Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
1965 - Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1965 - Romania adopts constitution
1965 - The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1967 - China reports downing of 2 U.S. bombers
1967 - Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
1967 - Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
1967 - Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
1968 - After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
1968 - Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
1968 - Marine James Anderson, Jr. is 1st black Medal of Honor winner
1968 - Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion
1968 - Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement
1968 - William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1969 - Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
1972 - 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
1972 - British harbor strike ends
1972 - Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
1972 - Republican convention opens in Miami Beach, Florida
1972 - U.S. orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
1975 - 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
1975 - Rick and Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
1975 - U.S. lightens trade embargo against Cuba
1976 - Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
1976 - Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
1977 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1977 - Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
1978 - 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs U.S. Air Force
1979 - Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
1980 - Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
1982 - Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1982 - Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
1983 - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
1983 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1983 - "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 1761 performances
1985 - Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
1985 - New York Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
1986 - Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v New Zealand, The Oval)
1986 - Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
1986 - "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 4 performances
1986 - Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
1986 - Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
1986 - Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
1986 - With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
1987 - Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1987 - "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
1987 - Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)
1988 - Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
1988 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1988 - Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)
1989 - Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
1991 - Communist coup is crushed in U.S.S.R. in 2 days
1991 - Latvia declares it's independence from U.S.S.R.
1993 - Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
1993 - NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
1994 - Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
1994 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge
1994 - Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
1994 - Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
1995 - U.S. marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1996 - Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
1996 - "Hughie," opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
1996 - Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
1997 - Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
1997 - U.S. government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out


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