On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2019

Historical Events

  • 74,155 fires caused by land clearing are burning in the Amazon rain forest, the most ever recorded, according the Brazil's National Institute for Space Research

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German Chancellor challenges British PM Boris Johnson to find a solution to a no-deal Brexit in 30 days at their meeting in Berlin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Historic DiscoveryPolio

Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio in landmark toward eradication of the disease
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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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The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

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US President Donald Trump says Danish PM Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" to him over his interest in buying Greenland and cancels his trip to Denmark

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

2019 Highlights

About August 21, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo