What Happened on August 21, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st British unmanned drone hit on UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria
  • European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • Oldest "message in a bottle" - more than 108 years after put in sea by UK Marine Biological Association announced found on beach in Amrum, Germany
  • Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and Nelson Mandela's lawyer, dies at 81
  • Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, dies at 91