What Happened on August 4, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition returns to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

Famous Birthdays

  • James White, American theologian (d. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton

Famous Deaths

  • William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86