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21 August 1415
The Portuguese capture of Ceuta, Morocco, opened Africa to European penetration.
21 August 1642
An anti-royalist mob comprehensively looted and vandalised St John's, just outside Colchester, home of the Lucas family (including the future Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle).
21 August 1660
Charles II issued patents to Sir William Davenant and Thomas Killigrew to open separate theatre companies in London.Although they both received patents, they combined their resources and opened a single theatre company at the Cockpit in Drury Lane, by 8 October 1660.
- 21 August 1415