Thursday, August 21, 2008
Dr Mohamed Haneef wins his bid in the Federal Court to have his Australian work visa reinstated after Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews canceled it after Dr Haneef was charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/21/2010804.htm
(ABC News Australia) Andrews later says the Australian government would appeal against the court ruling.
Saturday, August 21, 2004
A series of blasts rocks an opposition party rally in Dhaka
, killing at least 13 people.
Thursday, August 21, 1997
The Independent International Commission on Decommissioning is set up in Northern Ireland, as part of a peace process.
"Be Here Now", the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
Wednesday, August 21, 1996
Former president of South Africa, F. W. de Klerk, makes an official policy for crimes committed under Apartheid to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Cape Town.
Saturday, August 21, 1993
NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Observer orbiter 3 days before the spacecraft is scheduled to enter orbit around Mars.
– Events at Ruby Ridge
, are sparked by a Federal Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of a Marshal, Sam Weaver and his dog and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver
, the death of his wife Vicki and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
Wednesday, August 21, 1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Latvia
declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone send peacekeepers to intervene in the First Liberian Civil War.
of magnitude 6.6 hits the Nepal-India Border. Estimated 1,004 people killed and more than 16,000 injured
Thursday, August 21, 1986
Aeroméxico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 on both aircraft and 15 on the ground.
The cargo ship "Khian Sea
" departs from the docks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
, carrying 14,000 tons of toxic waste. It wanders the seas for the next 16 months trying to find a place to dump its cargo.
The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida renominates U.S. President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew for a second term.
Thursday, August 21, 1969
Wednesday, August 21, 1968
Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt
, for anti-Nasser
Saturday, August 21, 1965
Rock musician Bob Dylan releases his influential album "Highway 61 Revisited", featuring the song Like a Rolling Stone.
announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball.
Jomo Kenyatta is released from prison in Kenya.
Hawaii is admitted as the 50th U.S. state.
Wednesday, August 21, 1957
Deportivo Saprissa enters Costa Rica ndash soccer's first division.
Wednesday, August 21, 1940
Thursday, August 21, 1930
Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret,was born. The younger daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York (second son of King George V
and Queen Mary, and later King George V
I) and Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), and sister to The Princess Elizabeth NB. Prince Albert becomes King George V
I in December 1936 after the abdication of his older brother, Edward VIII
Saturday, August 21, 1897
Thursday, August 21, 1879
American Civil War ndash Battle of Lawrence: Lawrence, Kansas is attacked by William Quantrill's raiders, who kill an estimated 200 men and boys. The raid becomes notorious in the North as one of the most vicious atrocities of the Civil War.
Thursday, August 21, 1862
Saturday, August 21, 1858
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
Thursday, August 21, 1760
Saturday, August 21, 1745
First Jacobite rising: Battle of Dunkeld: Covenanters defeat the Jacobites in Scotland.
Wednesday, August 21, 1680
Battle of Kijkduin: The Dutch United fleet under Michiel de Ruyter
defeats the English and French fleet.
Concerned about the wintry weather, the Parliament of England holds an intercessary fast.
Thursday, August 21, 1642
Huguenot rebellions: Montauban, one of the last Huguenot strongholds, surrenders without a fight to Richelieu's troops.
Saturday, August 21, 1610
The Tuscans fight the Turks
Sunday, August 11, 1560 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 11, 1526 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 12, 1464 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, August 12, 1400 (Julianian calendar)
Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, is elected as Holy Roman Emperor.
Saturday, August 14, 1238 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 14, 1192 (Julianian calendar)
Minamoto no Yoritomo is granted the title of shogun, thereby officially establishing the first shogunate in the history of Japan.
Wednesday, August 14, 1157 (Julianian calendar)