On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1921

Historical Events

Polio

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

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? 100 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo