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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1852

Benedetto Junck, composer

Birth
1856

Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64

Death
1858

1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)

Event
1863

Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill

Event
1864

BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]

Event
1864

Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY

Event
1864

Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties

Event
1864

Battle of Summit Point, VA

Event
1864

Gen-major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee

Event
1864

John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24

Death
1871

Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)

Birth
1872

Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)

Birth
1874

Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)

Birth
1875

Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo

Birth
1878

American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY

Event
1878

Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match

Event
1879

Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)

Birth
1880

Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)

Birth
1883

Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0

Event
1887

Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!

Event
1888

Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70

Death
1888

William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine

Event
1890

Bill Henry, SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)

Birth
1891

Dutch Mackay govt resigns

Event
1892

Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)

Birth