Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Thursday 21st August 2014

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959 - Erachus becomes bishop of Luik
1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1321 - 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
1560 - Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1598 - -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1673 - Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
1680 - Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish
1689 - The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1703 - Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II in The Edirne Event, lessening the power of the sultans
1718 - Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1760 - The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
Astronomer Tycho BraheAstronomer Tycho Brahe 1772 - King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
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.
1810 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1821 - Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1831 - Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley 1841 - John Hampton patents venetian blind
1842 - The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1852 - Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1856 - America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
1858 - 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1862 - The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
1863 - Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1864 - BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]
1864 - Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
1864 - Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY
1864 - Battle of Summit Point, VA
1864 - Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
1878 - American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
1878 - Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match
1879 - The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
1883 - Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 - Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!
1888 - William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1891 - Dutch Mackay government resigns
1897 - Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1901 - 21st US Men's Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (6-2 6-8 6-4 6-4)
1901 - Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an ump
1912 - Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1914 - 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill
1914 - Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
1914 - French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
1915 - Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One
1920 - 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill
1922 - Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
1925 - BV Emmen soccer team forms
1926 - -22] 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 (NYC)
1929 - Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
1930 - Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1931 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, 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 & High School
1942 - Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
1942 - Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 - World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
1943 - Gromyko named USSR-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 NYC
1944 - Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
1944 - US 12nd Army Corps occupies Sens
1945 - US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program
1947 - 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
1948 - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
1949 - Phila 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) & 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 US state
Kenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo KenyattaKenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta 1961 - Jomo Kenyatta freed from prison in Kenya
1962 - Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1963 - Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win
1963 - Martial law declared in S 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 US 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 invade Czechoslovakia to end reform movement (Prague Spring)
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 dock strike ends
1972 - Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
1972 - Republican convention opens in Miami Beach
1972 - US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
1975 - 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
1975 - Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
1975 - US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
1976 - Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
1976 - Battle, East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
1976 - Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.
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 US 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 - "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
1983 - 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
1983 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1985 - Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
1985 - NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
1986 - "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
1986 - Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)
1986 - Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
1986 - Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve 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 - "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
1987 - Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1987 - Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)
1988 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1989 - Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
1991 - Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
1991 - Latvia declares its independence from USSR
1993 - NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
1994 - -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
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
1995 - US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1996 - "Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1996 - Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
1996 - Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
1997 - Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
1997 - US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2000 - Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff
2001 - NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2001 - The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
2007 - Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
2012 - 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
2013 - 37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia
2013 - 21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China
2017 - Next total solar eclipse visible from North America

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