August 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 2 Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
  • Aug 3 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
  • Aug 5 Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • Aug 6 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins

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Aug 10 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 13 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 14 Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
  • Aug 16 Members of the Dail (parliament) swear allegiance to the Irish Republic at their first meeting, held at Dublin House

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Aug 22 J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Aug 23 British declare a truce with Irish Nationalists Sinn Fein
  • Aug 23 Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th
  • Aug 24 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
  • Aug 24 British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
  • Aug 25 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • Aug 25 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • Aug 28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
  • Aug 7 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • Aug 8 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

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Aug 11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Aug 12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
  • Aug 17 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
  • Aug 18 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • Aug 19 Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
  • Aug 22 James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
  • Aug 23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  • Aug 25 Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
  • Aug 25 Monty Hall, TV game show host (Lets Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada
  • Aug 25 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (d. 1999)

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Aug 26 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee
  • Aug 27 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
  • Aug 31 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 7 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • Aug 8 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
  • Aug 16 Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
  • Aug 24 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • Aug 26 Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
  • Aug 26 Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
  • Aug 26 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies
  • Aug 29 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83