Nowadays is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2021 with 131 to observe.
The moon is total. Early morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Night stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
People born on this day are beneath the indicator of Leo. They consist of Pope Leo XII in 1760 French composer Claude Debussy in 1862 writer/critic Dorothy Parker in 1893 blues musician John Lee Hooker in 1912 or 1917 coronary heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley in 1920 science fiction author Ray Bradbury in 1920 actor Honor Blackman in 1925 French manner designer Marc Bohan in 1926 (age 95) retired U.S. Military Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf in 1934 writer E. Annie Proulx in 1935 (age 86) baseball Hall of Fame member Carl Yastrzemski in 1939 (age 82) actor Valerie Harper in 1939 football Corridor of Fame member Monthly bill Parcells in 1941 (age 80) actor Cindy Williams in 1947 (age 74) swimming Hall of Fame member Diana Nyad in 1949 (age 72) baseball Corridor of Fame member Paul Molitor in 1956 (age 65) singer/songwriter Tori Amos in 1963 (age 58) tennis Corridor of Fame member Mats Wilander in 1964 (age 57) actor Ty Burrell in 1967 (age 54) celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis in 1970 (age 51) actor Richard Armitage in 1971 (age 50) actor Kristen Wiig in 1973 (age 48) singer Howie Dorough in 1973 (age 48) comic James Corden in 1978 (age 43) actor Israel Broussard in 1994 (age 27) singer Dua Lipa in 1995 (age 26).
On this date in historical past:
In 1851, the U.S.-developed schooner America outran a fleet of Britain’s greatest ships all around England’s Isle of Wight in an international race that became identified as the America’s Cup.
In 1881, American humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons launched the National Crimson Cross.
In 1922, Michael Collins, a founder of the Irish Republican Army and a essential determine in Ireland’s independence movement, was assassinated by political opponents.
In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Colombia, starting to be the first pontiff to pay a visit to South America.
In 1986, Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of nuclear sector employee Karen Silkwood much more than $1 million, ending a 10-12 months authorized battle waged by her spouse and children in excess of her publicity to radioactive elements at the company’s Oklahoma plant.
In 2004, two masked robbers stole Edvard Munch’s The Scream and a further portray from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. They have been uncovered about two a long time afterwards and place again on screen in 2008. The Scream had been stolen once right before, 10 decades previously, but was recovered within just three months.
In 2005, the final Jewish settlers moved peacefully out of the Gaza Strip following carrying Torah scrolls down the principal avenue of Netzarim, very last of 21 settlements to be evacuated.
In 2011, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nationwide Memorial in Washington opened to the community. The $120 million memorial, 25 several years in the generating, is on a four-acre internet site on the National Mall.
In 2017, India’s Supreme Court docket declared the “immediate divorce” observe among the the nation’s Muslim population to be unconstitutional.
In 2020, at least 13 individuals died in a stampede at a nightclub in Lima, Peru, although making an attempt to flee during a raid by law enforcement imposing COVID-19 polices.
A considered for the working day: “The smallest bookstore nonetheless has much more ideas of value than have been introduced in the overall heritage of television.” — Scottish writer Andrew Ross