On This Day in History for August 21

Events in History

  • 959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik
  • 1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
  • 1264 Kublai Khan accepts the surrender of his younger brother Ariq Böke at Xanadu, at the end of the Mongol civil war
  • 1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
  • 1541 Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom and go on to dominate central Hungary for 150 years
  • 1560 Future Danish astronomer 14-year-old Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy after observing a solar eclipse
  • 1573 Spain begin siege of Alkmaar in the Netherlands
  • 1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
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