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This was 233rd day of the year and 132 days remained in the year.

August 21 Birthdays

Wilt Chamberlain
1936–1999, American basketball player, born in Philadelphia.

Philip II
king of France (1165)

Count Basie
jazz pianist (1904)

Archie Griffin
football running back (1954)

August 21 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.

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