On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1921

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryPolio

FDR stricken with a paralytic illness at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello. At the time it was thought to be polio, but could possibly have been Guillain–Barré syndrome

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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Famous Birthdays

  • Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

Famous Deaths

  • John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
1921 Highlights

About August 10, 1921

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo