On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1856

Historical Events

  • America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Josef von Lindpaintner, German composer, dies at 64
1856 Highlights

About August 21, 1856

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo