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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1985

Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71

Event
1985

NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)

Event
1986

With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs

Event
1986

Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 govt officials

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1986

Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000

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1986

Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746

Event
1986

Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Event
1986

"Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances

Event
1986

Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians

Event
1987

"Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)

Event
1987

Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted

Event
1987

Silke H”rneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

Event
1987

Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies

Death
1988

Hans Gnther Adler, German writer, dies at 78

Death
1988

Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)

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1988

Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

Event
1988

Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war

Event
1989

Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune

Event
1989

Hayden Panettiere, actress (One Life to Live)

Birth
1990

George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya

Death
1991

Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101

Death
1991

Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75

Death
1991

Latvia declares it's independence from USSR

Event
1991

Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies

Death
1991

Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days

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