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Hawaii: Admission Day
(Celebrates the 08/21/1959 admission of Hawaii as the 50th state: Observed Annually the third Friday of August)
Hawaii Source The History Channel
1165 St. Francis De Sales (French Roman Catholic Bishop of Geneva) French Political and Social Leaders Catholic Saints Religion
1165 Philip II (French Capetian King) French Political and Social Leaders
1754 Banastre Tarleton (English Slave Trader) Notorious English Slavery American Revolution National Park Service
1765 King William IV of England and Ireland English Political and Social Leaders Ireland Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy Historic UK
1789 Thomas Garrett (Pennsylvania-born Abolitionist) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Abolition African American Heritage
1902 Robert Kennon (Governor of Louisiana: 1952-1956) ) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Politics State of Louisiana
1929 Herman Badillo (Puerto Rican Member of the U.S. Congress from New York) Herman Badillo New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
1930 Princess Margaret of England, Countess of Snowdon British Political and Social Leaders Princess Margaret
1955 Ngoako Ramathlodi (South African Political Leader) South African Political & Social Leaders South African History
1963 HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco Morocco Morocco Ministry of Information
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1798 James Wilson (Scottish-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) James Wilson U.S. Supreme Court
1943 Leon Trotsky (Communist Leader of the 1917 Russian Bolshevik Revolution: Assassinated) Leon Trotsky
1983 Benigno S. Aquino, Jr (Filipino Opposition Leader: Assassinated at Manila Airport) Filipino Political and Social Leaders
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1680 Pueblo Indians Drive Out Spanish & Take Possession of Santa Fe, New Mexico Spain New Mexico Pueblo Indians New York Times
1858 In Ottawa, Illinois, 10,000 Hear First of Seven Lincoln and Douglas Debates for the U.S. Senate Ottawa, Illinois Stephen A. Douglas Lincoln-Douglas Debates U.S. Senate The History Channel Lincoln Archive
1863 Southern Partisans Kill 150 Abolitionists in Lawrence, Kansas Kansas Abolition U.S. Civil War The History Channel
1911 The Mona Lisa Is Stolen from the Louvre Mona Lisa The Louvre History Channel
1914 Battles of the Frontiers Are Fought Near Ardennes and Charleroi in Northern France France World War I The History Channel
1944 U.S., British, Soviets & Chinese Meet to Form Founding Principles for the United Nations United States Great Britain Russia China United Nations History Channel
1961 British Release Jomo Kenyatta, After Nearly Nine Years of Imprisonment and Detention Jomo Kenyatta Great Britain The History Channel The History Channel
1968 Dozens Are Killed in Massive Soviet Military Clampdown in Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Soviet Union Cold War Death BBC
Texas Soldier Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Giving His Life in Vietnam Texas Military Figures Vietnam War American Military Figures Death Texas State Historical Society
1969 President Nixon and South Korean President Park Chung Hee Begin 2-Day Meeting in San Francisco Korean Political and Social Leaders San Francisco Richard Nixon The American Presidency TV News Archive
1971 Antiwar Protesters Raid Buffalo, NY & Camden, NJ Draft Board Offices Camden, New Jersey Buffalo, New York Vietnam War The Buffalonian
1983 Filipino Opposition, Leader Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., Assassinated at Manila Airport Benigno S. Aquino Death BBC
1986 Volcanic Carbon Dioxide Eruption Wipes Out Four Cameroon Villages Killing Nearly 2,000 Cameroon Volcanoes Carbon Dioxide Death History Channel BBC
1991 Coup Against Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Collapses After Three Days Mikhail Gorbachev 1991 Coup Attempt The History Channel
The New Russia State Federation Red, White and Blue Flag Is Adopted Russia Flagspot.com
1998 Former South African President P.W. Botha Refuses to Appear Before Truth and Reconciliation Commission P.W. Botha South African History