Today In History – 21 August 2020

Today In History – 21 August 2020

Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events across the world!

Year: 1192

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)

Year: 1540

Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born. (India)

Year: 1703

The Edirne Event: Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II, lessening the power of the sultans

Year: 1772

King Gustav III of Sweden completes a coup d’etat by adopting a new Constitution and installing himself as an enlightened despot, ending 50 years of parliamentary rule

Year: 1879

Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born. (India)

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Year: 1888

American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine

Year: 1911

“Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)

Year: 1959

Hawaii becomes the 50th US state

Year: 1991

Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days

Year: 2018

Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists

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