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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  August  21

1888  : The first successful adding machine in the United States was patented by William Seward Burroughs.

1911 : The Mona Lisa painting was stolen by Vincenzo Perugia, a Louvre employee.

1959  : Hawaii became the 50th State of the USA.

1972 : The Wildlife Protection Act was passed in India.

1976  : 25-year-old Mary Langdon joins the East Sussex fire brigade to become Britain’s first female fireman.

1991  : Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1993  : NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer Spacecraft.

 

Famous Birthdays   – August   21  

1746 : William IV of the United Kingdom.

1907 P : Jeevanandham, Indian Lawyer and politician.

1934 : Sudhakar Rao Naik, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

1949 : Ahmed Patel, an Indian politician and Member of Parliament.

1963 : Mohammad VI, King of Morocco. 

1973 : Sergey Brin, a Russian American Computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur. Co-founder of Google.

1986 :  Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter.

 

Death Anniversaries -  August 21.

1947 : Ettore Bugatti, an Italian French engineer, and businessman. Founder of Bugatti.

1978 : Vinu Mankad, an Indian cricket player.

1989 : American fashion journalist Diana Vreeland.

1995 : Subrahmanyam Chandrashekhar, Indian American astronomer.

2004 : Sachidananda Routray, an Indian poet, novelist and short-story writer.

2005 : Robert Moog, American electronic engineer.

2006 : Bismillah Khan, Indian musician. Shehnai player.

 

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