August 21, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in History

  • Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires

Deaths in History

  • Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist, member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 58

Person of interestLeon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army, assassinated at 62 by an ice-pick wielding Ramón Mercader

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky