On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1821

Historical Events

  • Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances

Famous Birthdays

  • William Barksdale, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Smyrna, Tennessee (d. 1863)
1821 Highlights

About August 21, 1821

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 199 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo