Historical Events for 21st August 2021

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
1842 – The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
1899 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins second of 3 consecutive US singles titles; beats J. Parmly Paret 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
1911 – “Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia; recovered in 1913
1930 – Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
1970 – The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party
1987 – “Mack Lobell” set harness racing’s trotting mil (1:52)
1987 – Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1996 – Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA

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