Thursday, August 22, 2019

On This Day in History

August 21, 2019

Historical Events

1192  Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1703  The Edirne Event: Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II, lessening the power of the sultans
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
1888  American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine
1911  "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
1959  Hawaii becomes the 50th US state
1991  Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days
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