August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 21 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.
The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 21. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 21 August:
- 1139: During the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin-Song Wars, the Song Dynasty General Yu Fei defeated the army led by Jindinesty General Wian Wuzhou.
- 1689: The Dunkeld War in Scotland.
- 1689: Jacobite Recycling — The Jacobite clan supporting Scotland’s overthrow of king James VII collides with a regiment of covenant supporting William of Orange on the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Scotland.
- 1703: Adirn Incident: The Turkish army removed Sultan Mustafa II, which reduced the power of the Sultans.
- 1772: In Sweden, Gustav III abolishes the rule of 50 years old parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
- 1790: British forces led by General Meadows captured Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
- 1808: Battle of Vimeiro: British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeated the French under General Jean-Andoch Junot.
- 1810: Marshal Jean Baptiste Berndot of France, elected by the Swedish Riksmand of the Crown Prince of Estates, Sweden.
- 1831: Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, USA, it was suppressed about 48 hours later.
- 1858: First of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen. Douglas, the candidate for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate, was held in Ottawa, Illinois.
- 1878 “American Bar Association organized in Sarasota.
- 1906: A scandal shook Virginia society after it was revealed that a local optician, a dentist and a doctor performed an illegal abortion on a prominent woman. Miss Kenner whose miscarriage. Worked as a receptionist in the dental office at Budgali. Each of the doctors had to post a bond of $ 3,000 and later appear in court.
- 1911: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from Lumvray by an Museum employee and was not recovered until two years later.
- 1915: In World War I, Italy declared war against Turkey.
- 1918: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
- 1931: Pandit Vishnu Digambar died.
- 1938: The teaching of Jewish teachers in public and high schools in Italy is banned.
- 1938: President Roosevelt publicly promised to protect Canada, should an enemy invade him, and in return, he projected Canada to help the Americans if they were under attack.
- 1944: A delegation from the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States met with Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC to discuss the formation of the United Nations.
- 1945: American physicist Harry K. Daglian, Jr. accidentally dropped a tungsten carbide brick on a delta phase plutonium bomb core and prepared himself for a lethal dose of known lethal neutron radiation after a critical accident 25 days later.
- 1957: Soviet Union tests the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile R-7 Semyorka.
- 1957: US President Dwight D Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension for nuclear testing.
- 1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States.
- 1965: Constitution came into force in Romania.
- 1969: Donald and Doris Fisher Sain open the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue, Francisco.
- 1969: An Australian tourist sets al-Aqsa mosque on fire, a major reason for the formation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
- 1972: Wildlife Protection Act passed in India.
- 1982: King Sobhuja II of Switzer Land passed away.
- 1986: 2000 deaths of poisonous gases from a volcanic eruption in Cameroon.
- 1986: Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest runner, was born in Jamaica.
- 1986: Deadly gas from Volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, West Africa, destroyed every living thing within a 15-mile radius, including 1,500 people. The gas was harmful because it contained high amounts of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and sulfur.
- 1986: A deadly explosion of a cloud of carbon dioxide from Lake Neosin Cameroon killed 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock.
- 1992: The United States Marshals engage a fugitive in a shootout in Rubridge, Idaho, which led to a twelve-day siege.
- 1993: NASA loses contact with its Mars Observer spacecraft, a three-day orbital entry.
- 1997: Cyclone Vinny killed 140 people and injured three thousand people in eastern China.
- 2005: At the conclusion of World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne, Germany, about 800,000 people came together for Pope Benedict XVI.
- 2006: Famous shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan died in Varanasi.
- 2006: The Channel Tunnel connecting the UK and France is seen emitting smoke from a freight train.
- 2007: Space Shuttle Endeavor lands safely at Kennedy Space Center at 12:32:29 EDT
- 2007: Hurricane Dean landslides on the Yucatan Peninsula as a 5-category hurricane, causing 45 deaths and causing the US $ 1.5 billion in damage.
- 2008: Food and Drug Administration of the United States e. Agree on lettuce and spinach radiation to kill coli and other unsafe germs.
- 2010: A Vincent van Gogh painting – known as both Poppy Flowers and Flowers with Flowers – is robbed of the Mohammed Mahmud Khalil Art Museum in Cairo, but is said to have been later found at Cairo Airport.
- 2012: In Logic on Cosmogony, Physical Review released a study describing the Big Bang as a phase change governed by event symmetry, possibly better clarifying how our famous space-time originates from the original case Can.
- 2013: 37 people were killed and 16 injured in a bus accident near Chin Swee Temple in Malaysia.
- 2013: Syrian civil war rockets that included Sarin attacked the anti-controlled parts of the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, resulting in at least 281 deaths.
- 2014: Israeli airstrikes in Rafah kill three top Hamas commanders.
Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day
- 1871: Gopal Krishna Deodhar, India’s famous social worker and servant was born.
- 1910: Narayan Sridhar Bendre, the famous Indian painter, was born.
- 1927: A freedom fighter, socialist leader and former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal (b. Satya Narayan Reddy was born in
- 1922: Mel Fisher, American treasure finder and founder of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, was born.
Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world
- 1931: Pandit Vishnu Digambar passed away.
- 1978: Indian actress Bhumika Chawla died.
- 1978: Vinoo Mankad was one of the great cricket players of India. His name is counted among the best all-rounders of the world, Vinoo Mankad died.
- 1981: Kaka Kalelkar, India’s famous Gandhian freedom fighter, educationist, journalist and author, died.
- 1995: Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar, an astrophysicist, died.
- 2006: Famous shehnai player Bismillah Khan died at the age of 90.