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  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1794

    George Washington

    American army under Wayne's leadership defeated the western confederacy at the Battle of Fallen Timbers

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1794

    On August 24, the American army under Wayne's leadership defeated the western confederacy at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and the Treaty of Greenville in August 1795 opened up two-thirds of the Ohio Country for American settlement.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1888

    Eiffel Tower

    Completion of the second level

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1888

    Completion of the second level.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Aug 21, 1911

    Mona Lisa

    The painting was stolen from the Louvre

    Paris, France
    Monday Aug 21, 1911

    On 21 August 1911, the painting was stolen from the Louvre.




  • France
    Friday Aug 21, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    France signed the Non-Intervention Agreement

    France
    Friday Aug 21, 1936

    On 21 August 1936, France signed the Non-Intervention Agreement.




  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Saturday Aug 21, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Sino-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Saturday Aug 21, 1937

    In September 1937, the Soviet Union and China signed the Sino-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and approved Operation Zet, the formation of a secret Soviet volunteer air force, in which Soviet technicians upgraded and ran some of China's transportation systems.




  • Nanjing, China
    Saturday Aug 21, 1937

    World War II

    Soviet non-aggression pact with China

    Nanjing, China
    Saturday Aug 21, 1937

    Soviets signed a non-aggression pact with China to lend material support, ending China's co-operation with Germany.




  • Central China
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1940

    World War II

    Hundred Regiments Offensive

    Central China
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1940

    In August, Chinese communists launched an offensive in Central China. The Hundred Regiments Offensive took place between 20 August to 5 December 1941, was a major campaign of the Communist Party of China's National Revolutionary Army divisions commanded by Peng Dehuai against the Imperial Japanese Army in Central China. The battle had long been the focus of propaganda in the history of Chinese Communist Party but had become Peng Dehuai's "crime" during the Cultural Revolution. Certain issues regarding its launching and consequences are still controversial.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    The Charter's content

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1941

    No signed version ever existed. The document was threshed out through several drafts and the final agreed text was telegraphed to London and Washington. President Roosevelt gave Congress the Charter's content on 21 August 1941.


  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    Physicist Harry Daghlian received a lethal dose of radiation

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1945

    21 August 1945: While conducting impromptu experiments on a third core (an alloy of plutonium and gallium) which had been prepared for atomic warfare at Los Alamos National Laboratory, physicist Harry Daghlian received a lethal dose of radiation. He died on 15 September 1945.


  • New Delhi, India
    Monday Aug 21, 1967

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of External Affairs

    New Delhi, India
    Monday Aug 21, 1967

    On 22 August 1967, she became the Minister of External Affairs of India until 14 March 1969.


  • Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Aug 21, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was renominated at the 1972 Republican National Convention

    Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Aug 21, 1972

    The following month, Nixon was renominated at the 1972 Republican National Convention. He dismissed the Democratic platform as cowardly and divisive.


  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1974

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    The Treaty of Jeddah

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1974

    In 1974, Zayed settled the outstanding border dispute with Saudi Arabia by the Treaty of Jeddah by which Saudi Arabia received the output of the Shaybah oilfield and access to the lower Persian Gulf in return for recognizing the UAE.


  • Cameroon
    Thursday Aug 21, 1986

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Lake Nyos Disaster

    Cameroon
    Thursday Aug 21, 1986

    On August 21, 1986, a limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock.


  • Russia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Coup Collapsed

    Russia
    Wednesday Aug 21, 1991

    On August 21, 1991, the coup collapsed. The organizers were detained and Gorbachev was reinstated as president, albeit with his power much depleted.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 21, 1998

    Marvel Studios

    First film packaged and licensed by Marvel Studios

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 21, 1998

    The first film packaged and licensed by Marvel Studios was Blade, based on the vampire hunter Blade. The film was directed by Stephen Norrington and starred Wesley Snipes as Blade. It was released on August 21, 1998, grossing $70,087,718 in the United States and Canada and $131,183,530 worldwide.


  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

    Prince Harry

    Las Vegas Scandal

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

    While on holiday in Las Vegas in August 2012, Harry and an unknown young woman were photographed naked in a Wynn Las Vegas hotel room, reportedly during a game of strip billiards. The pictures were leaked by American celebrity website TMZ on 21 August 2012, in May 2019, Splash News issued a formal apology to Harry and his wife for sending photographers to their Cotswolds residence, which put their privacy at risk. The agency also agreed to pay a "substantial" sum of damages and legal costs associated with the case.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 21, 2016

    Ciro Immobile

    Lazio debut

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 21, 2016

    On 21 August, Immobile scored on his debut in Lazio's opening match of a 4–3 away win over Atalanta. Immobile finished the season with 23 league goals in 36 appearances plus 3 goals in the Coppa Italia, surpassing his total when he won the Capocannoniere with Torino in the 2013–14 season, though this time he did not win the Capocannoniere, losing it to Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko of cross-town rivals Roma, who scored 29 league goals.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Aug 21, 2017

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Jeenbekov Resigned from the Post of Prime Minister

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Aug 21, 2017

    Jeenbekov resigned from the post of Prime Minister on 21 August 2017, after being named as an official candidate in the 2017 presidential election. He stated that he "wanted to be in an equal position with other presidential candidates."


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    Donald Trump

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    On August 21, 2018, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts of false tax filing and bank fraud. Trump said he felt very badly for Manafort and praised him for resisting the pressure to make a deal with prosecutors, saying "Such respect for a brave man!" According to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, Trump had sought advice about pardoning Manafort but was counseled against it.


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