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Notable Historical Events for August 21st

1560Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

1831Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)

1986Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

191420th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

2000Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1808Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1994Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge

1961Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities

1922Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise

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Notable Birthdays on August 21st

1924Jack Buck, Holyoke Massachusetts, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals)

1891[George] Bugs Moran, St. Paul Minnesota, gangster

1986Usain Bolt, Trelawny Jamaica, sprinter (3x Olympic Gold 2008)

1938Kenny Rogers, Houston Texas, singer (Through the Years)

1956Kim Cattrall, Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)

1936Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA Legend (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)

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Notable Weddings on August 21st

1982U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

1976Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)

1929Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds Frida Kahlo (22)

1956Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

August 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 21st

1614Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer, dies at 54

1940Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62

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