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21 August

1680 – New Spain – Peublo Revolt ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueblo_Revolt

1689 – Scotland – Battle of Dunkeld (Jacobite Rising). http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/union_and_jacobites/the_battle_of_dunkeld/

1770 – Australia – James Cook claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, called it New South Wales. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cook_captain_james.shtml

1808 – Portugal – Battle of Vineiro (Peninsular War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimeiro

1821 – Javis Island – Discovered by crew of Eliza Frances. http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_pria_jar.htm

1831 – USA – Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion started. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-newnation/4574

1863 – USA – Lawrence Massacre (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

1864 – USA – Battle of Globe Tavern ended (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Globe_Tavern


1883 – USA – Rochester hit by tornado, 37 killed. https://youtu.be/wyf-A8gmJwg http://www.weather.gov/arx/aug211883

1915 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Sari Bair ended (WWI). http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/saribair.htm

1942 – Solomon Islands – Battle of Tenaru (WWII). https://youtu.be/MEqr1xXurek https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Tenaru

1944 – Atlantic Ocean – USAAF plane missing between Gibraltar & Newquay, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440821-1

1946 – USA – Trans Luxury Airlines plane crashed near Moline, IL, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460821-1

1947 – USA – Slick Airways plane crashed at Hanksville, UT, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470821-0

1949 – Vietnam – CATI plane crashed at Lao Kay, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490821-0

1949 – Canada – RCAF plane crashed at Bigstone Lake, MB, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490821-1

1951 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw.

1959 – USA – Hawaii became 50th State. http://www.50states.com/hawaii.htm#.Vda-19KFPcs

1963 – South Vietnam – Xá Loi Pagoda Raids. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X%C3%A1_L%E1%BB%A3i_Pagoda_raids

1991 – USSR – August Coup ended (Dissolution of Soviet Union). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt

1991 – USA – Crown Heights Riot, Brooklyn, New York City ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Heights_riot


1995 – USA – Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashed near Carrollton, GA, 8 killed. https://youtu.be/1uwEZaML_G8 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19950821-0

1996 – USA – Paralympic X Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. http://www.paralympic.org/atlanta-1996

1997 – Algiers – Souhane Massacre ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souhane_massacre

2001 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre east of North Island.

2003 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Fiordland. http://www.nzsee.org.nz/db/Bulletin/Archive/36(4)0233.pdf

2008 – China – Earthquake measuring 6.0Mw, epicentre in Yunnan, 5 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Yingjiang_earthquakes

York

1730 – James Lambert was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1805 – Right Hon. John Earl St. Vincent given Freedom of the City whilst visiting York.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf