August 21, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Latvia declares its independence from USSR

Deaths in History

  • Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies