On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1754

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1833)
  • William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (oscillating cylinder steam engine), born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1839)