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1165 Philip II Augustus 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1660 Hubert Gautier engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1765 William IV king of England (1830-37)
1789 Augustin-Louis Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1872 Aubrey Beardsley England, artist (Salome)
1890 Bill Henry SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1896 Roark Bradford writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
19-- Callan White actor (Loving)
19-- Steve Nathan Buffalo NY, actor (Allan-Busting Loose)
19-- Tammy Amerson actress (Mari Lynn-One Life to Live)
1906 William "Count" Basie jazz pianist
1906 Friz Freleng animator (Bugs Bunny-Emmy 1982)
1907 Dr Roy K Marshall Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
1909 C Dillon Douglas Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1915 Jack Weston [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)
1921 Nancy Kulp Harrisburg Pa, actress (Jane-Beverly Hillbillies)
1923 Chris Schenkel Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1928 Gillian Sheen England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
1930 Princess Margaret England (Sister of Queen Elizabeth)
1931 Nancy Hadley LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)
1933 Dame Janet Baker York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1936 Mart Crowley playwright (Boys in the Band)
1936 Wilt Chamberlain NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)
1938 Kenny Rogers singer (Lady) actor (Coward of the County)
1939 Clarence Williams III NYC, actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain)
1944 Jackie DeShannon Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
1945 Patty McCormack Bkln NY, actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers)
1946 Lev Alburt USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
1951 Bernhard Germeshausen German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 Harry Smith Indiana, TV host (CBS Morning Show)
1953 Joe Strummer [John Mellor], rocker (Clash-Rock the Casbah)
1956 Kim Cattrall Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)
1957 Budgie rocker (Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957 Janice Thomas WBL guard (NY Stars)
1957 Kim Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1959 Jim McMahon NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
1962 Matthew Broderick actor (Ferris Buehler, Biloxi Blues)
1967 Michael Bendetti actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)


Deaths which occurred on August 21:

1940 Leon Trotsky dies of wounds inflicted by an assailant the day before
1958 Walter Schumann choral director (Ford Show), dies at 44
1971 George Jackson murdered
1982 Benigno S Aquino Jr Philippines opposition leader, killed in Manila

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1966    JOHNSON          JAMES R.          INDIANAPOLIS          IN       
1967 BUDD LEONARD R. JR. ROWLEY MA 03/05/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 BUCKLEY JIMMY L. SAC CITY IA 12/16/75 PRG RETURNED ASHES
1967 EBY ROBERT G.
1967 FLYNN ROBERT J. HOUSTON MN 03/15/73 RELEASED BY CHINA ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 GUENTHER HARRY GERMANY
1967 HARDMAN WILLIAM M. ST ALBANS WV 03/15/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 MORRILL MERWIN L. SAN CARLOS CA POSS DEAD REMAINS RECOVERED 06/03/83
1967 PROFILET LEO T. CAIRO IL 03/15/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 POWELL LYNN K. PROVO UT REMAINS RECOVERED 06/03/83
1967 SCOTT DAIN V. GIBSONIA PA
1967 TREMBLEY JAY F. SPOKANE WA

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On this day...

1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1680 Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa Fé from Spanish
1831 Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1841 John Hampson patents venetian blind
1858 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1878 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
1883 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey Struck-out in a game with the NY Giants!
1901 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an ump
1912 Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia
1922 Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
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
1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR (Yanks beat Browns 11-7)
1933 Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
1944 Dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN
1945 Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program
1949 NY Giants beat Phillies on a forfeit, due to fan's throwing debris
1953 Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
1958 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
1959 Hawaii becomes 50th US state
1963 Martial law declared in S Vietnam
1965 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1968 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
1968 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
1968 Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1972 1st hot air balloon flight over the Alps
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
1976 Al Bumbry hits the 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
1977 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
1982 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1982 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
1985 Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
1986 Lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746
1986 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians
1986 With 2 outs in the 6th inning, The Red Sox score 11 runs
1987 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
1987 Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1988 Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune
1991 Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
2017 Next total solar eclipse visible from North America





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Hawaii : Admission Day (1959) - - - - - ( Friday )
Mich : Montrose-Blueberry Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Religious Observances

RC : Commemoration of St Jane Frances Frémiot de Chantal, widow
RC : Memorial of Pius X, pope (1903-14)

Religious History

1245 Alexander of Hales, 59, died. An English scholastic theologian, Alexander is regarded as the founder of the Franciscan school of theology.
1799 Birth of Alexander R. Reinagle, English church organist. He penned many sacred compositions, including ST. PETER, which afterward became the melody to the hymn, "In Christ There is No East or West."
1866 Birth of Civilla D. Martin, teacher and songwriter, in Nova Scotia. A pastor's wife, she penned in 1904 the hymn, "Be Not Dismayed, Whate'er Betide" (a.k.a. "God Will Take Care of You").
1874 Popular 19th century preacher Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was accused by Theodore Tilton of committing adultery with his wife. The resulting trial ended in a 9-3 hung jury decision, in Beecher's favor.
1930 Pioneer linguistic educator Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: 'If this entire universe has a desperate need of love to incarnate itself, then "important duties" which keep us from helping little people are not duties but sins.'

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

Thought for the day :

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