August 21

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The August 21 is the 233rd day of the Gregorian calendar (the 234th in leap years ), thus remain 132 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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22nd 23 24 25th 26th 27 28
29 30th 31

Events

Politics and world events

1192: Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes the first Shogun
1860: Taku Fortress after being captured by British and French troops.
1891: Battle of Concón
1905: The projected US state of Sequoyah

economy

science and technology

Culture

1911: The Mona Lisa

society

religion

Disasters

  • 1986 : The sudden release of around 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide from Lake Nyos in Cameroon leads to the suffocation of around 1,700 people in the surrounding settlements.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

The chestnut tree around 1777
The chestnut tree in the present

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century

1801-1850

1851-1875

1876-1900

20th century

1901-1925

1926-1950

John Lewis Hall (born 1934)

1951-1975

Nikolai Valujew (* 1973)

1976-2000

Alizée (* 1984)
Usain Bolt (* 1986)

Died

Before the 19th century

Elisabeth Báthory
(† 1614)

19th century

20th century

1901-1950

1951-2000

21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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