Day: August 21, 2019

Historical Events for 21st August 2019

1808 – Battle 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.
1864 – Major General Nathan B. Forrest’s assault on Memphis, Tennessee
1864 – BBT Charleston, South Carolina [->DEC 31]
1944 – Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
1953 – Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
1968 – After 5 years Soviet Union once again jams Voice of America radio
1976 – “Operation Paul Bunyan” begins in retaliation for the “Korean axe murder incident” 3 days prior. 110 troops, 27 helicopters, 3 B-52 bombers are deployed to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to cut down a poplar blocking the view of UN observers
1986 – Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
1996 – Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
2004 – Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nestsiarenka runs 10.93 to beat American…