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Births on this Day
  • 1765-08-21 - William IV: King of England (1830-37)
  • 1780-08-21 - Jernej Kopitar: Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
  • 1789-08-21 - Augustin-Louis Baron Cauchy: French mathematician
  • 1801-08-21 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer: WWII Dutch Statesman / historian
  • 1806-08-21 - Johannes Frederick Frohlich: Composer
  • 1809-08-21 - Francesco Schira: Composer
  • 1810-08-21 - Thomas Jefferson McKean: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1723-08-21 - Dimitrie Cantemir: Philosopher / Monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
  • 1772-08-21 - Alessandro Felici: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1772-08-21 - Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1785-08-21 - Jean B Pigalle: French Sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • 1798-08-21 - Corneille F de Nelis: Flemish Scholar / Bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
  • 1812-08-21 - Silverius Muller: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1838-08-21 - A v Chamisso: Writer, dies at 57
 

Events on this Day
  • 1864-08-21 - Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
  • 1864-08-21 - Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, Kentucky
  • 1864-08-21 - Battle of Summit Point, Virginia
  • 1864-08-21 - General Major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1878-08-21 - American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, New York
  • 1883-08-21 - Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
  • 1887-08-21 - Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with New York Giants!
 

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