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Friday, August 22, 2014

August 21 - This Day in History

August 21: General Interest
1959: Hawaii becomes 50th state

The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state... read more

American Revolution
1754 : Bloody Ban Tarleton born in Britain

1897 : Olds Motor Works founded

Civil War
1863 : Guerillas massacre residents of Lawrence, Kansas

Cold War
1991 : Coup attempt against Gorbachev collapses

1863 : Outlaws attack Lawrence, Kansas

1911 : Theft of Mona Lisa is discovered

1986 : Gas cloud kills Cameroon villagers

General Interest
1831 : Slave revolt erupts in Virginia

1858 : Lincoln-Douglas debates begin

1961 : Kenyatta freed

1987 : Dirty Dancing opens

1920 : Christopher Robin's birthday

1935 : The Swing Era begins with Benny Goodman's triumphant Palomar Ballroom performance

Old West
1883 : Trial of Frank James begins in Missouri

1959 : Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

2004 : Michael Phelps wins eighth medal

Vietnam War
1963 : Nhu's Special Forces attack the Buddhists

1965 : U.S. pilots given green light to go after anti-aircraft missiles in the North

1969 : Nixon meets with South Korean President

1971 : Antiwar protestors raid draft offices

World War I
1914 : Battles of the Frontiers fought near Ardennes and Charleroi

World War II
1944 : The seeds of the United Nations are planted
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