What happend on 21.08 in history

2005
Pope Benedict XVI concludes World Youth Day with a mass. Over 800,000 people attended the closing liturgy.
2004
A grenade attack on Bangladesh Awamee League, the bigest political party in Bangladesh kills 22 and injures more than a thousand, including party president Sheikh Hasina.
2002
Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, announces that he will not seek re-election and would resign within eighteen months.
2001
NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2001
A sixth-century temple is discovered in central Mexico.
2001
The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
1998
The United States destroys a pharmaceutical plant (erroneously believed to be a chemical weapons plant) in Sudan.
1997
The British Rock Group Oasis release album, Be Here Now.
1993
NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
1991
Latvia declares its full independence from the Soviet Union.
1991
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1987
Hard rock band Guns 'N Roses release their classic debut Appetite for Destruction.
1986
Toxic gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing over 1700 people.
1976
Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea
1971
Black Panther George Jackson is shot and killed in the prison yard at California's San Quentin prison.
1968
Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia.
1959
President Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
1944
Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1911
The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee.
1888
The first successful adding machine in the United States was patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1879
The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist reportedly appear to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
1878
The American Bar Association is founded
1863
Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerillas Quantrill's Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
1862
The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
1858
The Lincoln-Douglas debates begin
1856
America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
1852
Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory
1842
The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1841
The venetian blind is first patented in the United States by John Hampson.
1831
Nat Turner leads slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia
1772
King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing him as an enlightened despot.
1770
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1680
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt
1192
Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
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