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On 21 August 1914 there was a total solar eclipse. The phenomenon was visible from northern Europe. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_1914

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017



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The Consuales Ludi or Consualia is a festival instituted by Romulus, which honours Consus, the god of counsel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consualia



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The Dan-yr-Ogof cave system was discovered on 21 August, 1912.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50528287/dan-yr-ogof-cave/

Jarvis Island's first known sighting by Europeans was on 21 August 1821
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarvis_Island

On August 21, 1986, Lake Nyos suddenly emitted a deadly cloud of CO2
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44540509/lake-nyos/



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The first successful long flight of the R-7 Soviet missile was made on 21 August 1957
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-7_Semyorka

Gemini 5 (officially Gemini V) was launched on August 21, 1965
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44540598/gemini-5/

The OAO-3 (Copernicus) Orbiting Astronomical Observatory was launched in 1972.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbiting_Astronomical_Observatory#OAO-3_.28Copernicus.29

The Mars Observer spacecraft was lost on August 21, 1993
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t13162539/mars-observer/



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Helmut Graf von Zborowski (August 21 1905 - 16 November 1969) was an Austrian aircraft designer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58367000/helmut-graf-von-zborowski-1905-1969/

Claude Grahame-White (21 August 1879 - 19 August 1959) was an English pioneer of aviation
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50501682/claude-grahame-white-1879-1959/ 

Barbara Zdunk (1769 - August 21, 1811) was the last woman executed for witchcraft in Europe.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50501705/barbara-zdunk-1769-august-21-1811/

Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (21 August 1789 - 23 May 1857) was a French mathematician
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44540541/baron-augustin-louis-cauchy-1789-1857/

Giacomo Filippo Maraldi (August 21, 1665 - December 1, 1729) was an French-Italian astronomer and mathematician. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_F._Maraldi



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NGC 6640 was discovered by French astronomer Édouard Stephan on the 21st August 1884. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58367956/ngc-6640/

NGC 6756 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 21st August 1791.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58367965/ngc-6756/

NGC 7006 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 21st August 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58367971/ngc-7006/



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TrES-2b was discovered on the 21st August 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrES-2b

Title: The Structure of Pluto's Atmosphere from the 2002 August 21 Stellar Occultation
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AJ....129.1718P

Cassini Titan Flyby (T-104): Radar Looked for the 'Magic Island' in 2014
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/flybys/titan20140821/

The KellyHopkinsville encounter was a series of alleged alien encounters in August 1955
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly%E2%80%93Hopkinsville_encounter



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Meteorites

The Mount Tazerzait (L5) meteorite fell in Agadez, Niger, on the 21st August 1991.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44540744/mount-tazerzait-meteorite/

The Dar al Gani 975 (shergottite) meteorite was found in Libya, on the 21st August 1999.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t60743859/dar-al-gani-975/



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