On This Day: August 21st

This is 234th day of the year and 132 days remain in the year.

in history
Pueblo Indians drove out the Spanish and took possession of Santa Fe, N.M.
Nat Turner led an insurrection of slaves in Virginia.
The famous debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln began in Illinois.
The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in France by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia.
Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in Mexico City.
Harry S. Truman announced the end of the Lend-Lease Program.
Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States.
Corazon Aquino's husband Benigno, who was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos's chief political opponent, was assassinated.
Latvia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
August 21 Birthdays
Wilt Chamberlain1936–1999, American basketball player, born in Philadelphia.
Archie Griffinfootball running back
Count Basiejazz pianist
Philip IIking of France

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