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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.




  • 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.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1956

    Audrey Hepburn

    Natasha Rostova in War and Peace

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1956

    Having become one of Hollywood's most popular box-office attractions, she starred in a series of successful films during the remainder of the decade, including her BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Natasha Rostova in War and Peace (1956), an adaptation of the Tolstoy novel set during the Napoleonic wars, starring Henry Fonda and her husband Mel Ferrer.




  • 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.




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