What Happened on August 4, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of American magazine "The Saturday Evening Post"

RussiaRussian Antarctic Expedition

Russian Antarctic expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen returns to Kronshtadt after becoming the 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
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Famous Birthdays

  • James Springer White, American theologian (co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Palmyra, Maine (d. 1881)

Person of interestLouis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton

Famous Deaths

  • William Floyd, US soldier (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 86