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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1942

Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event
1942

Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus

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1942

Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies

Death
1943

Japan leaves Aleutian Islands

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1943

Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington

Event
1943

Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86

Death
1944

Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy

Event
1944

Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secr‚tan/St-Mand‚

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1944

US 12nd Army corp occupies Sens

Event
1944

Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in NYC

Event
1944

Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)

Birth
1944

Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)

Birth
1945

Patty McCormack, Bkln NY, actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers)

Birth
1945

Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program

Event
1946

Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)

Birth
1947

Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)

Birth
1947

1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win

Event
1947

Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies

Death
1948

Taurean Blacque, actor (Hill Street Blues)

Birth
1948

Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson

Event
1949

Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners

Event
1949

Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75

Death
1951

(Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45

Death
1951

Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

Birth
1951

Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)

Birth