August 21, 2018
Today is 233rd day of the year
133 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1754 - "William Murdock, Scottish inventor"
  • 1765 - King William IV
  • 1872 - "Aubrey Beardsley, English illustrator"
  • 1904 - "Count Baise, US bandleader and jazz player"
  • 1930 - "HRH Princess Margaret, The Queens sister"
  • 1933 - "Barry Norman, Television presenter"
  • 1938 - "Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter"
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events today

  • 1900 - Allied forces overan Peking's inner city
  • 1915 - Italy declared war on Turkey
  • 1939 - "Civil Defence, because of the impending war, was started in Britain"
  • 1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America
  • 1963 - Martial law was imposed in South Vietnam
  • 1984 - There were widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections
  • 1986 - A report on the Chernobyl disaster blamed 'human error'
  • 1991 - An attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev was stopped by Boris Yeltsin
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