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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1968

Democratic Convention opens in Chicago

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1968

Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st black Medal of Honor winner

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1968

Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion

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1969

Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem

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1969

Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1969

Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)

Birth
1970

Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner

Birth
1970

Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79

Death
1970

Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleve Browns, Phila Eagles)

Birth
1970

Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)

Birth
1970

Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)

Birth
1971

Shayne Edge, NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1971

George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29

Death
1972

Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs

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1972

British harbor strike ends

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1972

1st hot air balloon flight over Alps

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1972

US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched

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1972

Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

Birth
1972

Republican convention opens in Miami Beach

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1973

Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1973

Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)

Birth
1974

Mascha Kal‚ko, writer, dies at 48

Death
1974

Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)

Birth
1974

Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco

Birth
1975

3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway

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