Tuesday 21 August 2018


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Today
Sunrise 06:45
Sunset in 20:21


Tomorrow:
Sunrise 06:47
Sunset in 20:20


Difference :
-3 minutes less


Full moon :
26/08 13:57


New moon :
09/09 20:02


20 jours depuis la dernire lune

21 August

1959 : Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. State


On August 21, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state of the United States. The American flag is modified to add the extra star.

1986 : A cloud of carbon dioxide kills hundreds of villagers in Cameroon


On August 21, 1986, a cloud of carbon dioxide escaped from Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon. It reached several villages and almost all the villagers (about 2000 people) and animals were killed. Carbon dioxide had accumulated in large quantities in the lake when the water level was much lower than normal.

: 21 August

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.

: 21 August

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter (1725)
William IV, King of the United Kingdom (1765)
Jules Michelet, French historian (1798)
Charles Vanel, French actor and director (1892)
Count Basie, American jazz pianist (1904)
M. M. Kaye, English writer (1908)
Maurice Pialat, French director (1925)
Franois Pinault, French businessman (1936)
Kenny Rogers, American singer (1938)
Festus Mogae, President of Botswana (1998-2008) (1939)
Peter Weir, Australian director (1944)
Joe Strummer, English musician (The Clash) (1952)
Kim Cattrall, English actress (1956)
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco (1963)
Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress (1967)
Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist (1970)
Liam Howlett, English musician (The Prodigy) (1971)
Sergey Brin, American computer scientist, co-founder of Google (1973)
Alicia Witt, American actress (1975)
Bhumika Chawla, Indian actress (1978)
Jason Eaton, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1982)
Alize Jacotey, French singer (1984)
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (1986)
Hayden Panettiere, American actress (1989)

Ils nous ont quitt un 21 August

Benjamin Thompson, American physicist (1814)
Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (1836)
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (1940)
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, American-Indian astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1995)
Robert Moog, American inventor (2005)
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