Today in History for August 1921

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 21 of 21

2nd - Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
3rd - 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
3rd - Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
5th - 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
5th - Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
6th - Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
7th - Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
10th - FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
13th - Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy" premieres in NYC
14th - Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 19th - Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits
20th - 35th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats M Browne (4-6 6-4 6-2)
22nd - J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI
24th - Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
24th - British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
25th - US signs peace treaty with Germany
25th - Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
25th - The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
27th - J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 28th - 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
28th - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 47 of 47

1st - Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert
1st - Jack Kramer, Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946)
1st - Vic Marshall, chemist
3rd - Alec Wyton, composer
3rd - Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
3rd - Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)
3rd - Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard (4th) 4th - Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)
5th - Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
6th - Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)
7th - Karel Husa, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Trojan Women)
7th - M J bin Gorion, writer
7th - Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
8th - Roger Nixon, composer
8th - John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
8th - Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
8th - Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
9th - J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
9th - Ernest Angley, televangelist
10th - Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
Writer Alex HaleyWriter Alex Haley (11th) 11th - Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)
12th - Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)
12th - Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
13th - Jimmy McCracklin, St. Louis, Missouri, blues musician, (d. 2012)
14th - Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
17th - Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
17th - Maureen O'Hara [Fitzsimmons], Ranelagh, County Dublin, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man)
18th - Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
19th - Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)
19th - Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
20th - Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)
22nd - James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
23rd - Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
23rd - Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
24th - Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver
25th - Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
25th - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (d. 1999)
Journalist Ben BradleeJournalist Ben Bradlee (26th) 26th - Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
26th - David Begelman, film producer
26th - William Preston, Columbia Penn, actor (Fisher King, Waterworld)
27th - Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
27th - Leo Penn, American film director (d. 1998)
28th - Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
28th - Nancy Kulp, Harrisburg PA, actress (Miss Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies)
28th - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
30th - Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], Philadelphia, boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), (d. 2012)
31st - Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

2nd - Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
7th - Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
8th - Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
10th - John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
16th - Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
24th - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
26th - Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
26th - Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
26th - Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies
29th - Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83

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