William Basie was born on August 21, 1904.
August 21, 1904 – Jazz pianist, big band and orchestra leader, William Basie was delivered into this world. He was full named William Count Basie. Popularly known for his expertise as a jazz pianist, big band and orchestra leader, born in Red Bank NJ, 1904.
On this day, August 21, 1831, revolutionary Nat Turner led a two-day African revolt in Virginia, which resulted in the deaths of sixty whites.
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