August 21, 1680: <a href="/ce6/society/A0840457.html">Pueblo Indians</a> drove out the Spanish and took possession of <a href="/ce6/us/A0843553.html">Santa Fe, N.M.</a>
August 21, 1831: <a href="/ce6/people/A0849756.html">Nat Turner</a> led an insurrection of slaves in Virginia.
August 21, 1858: The famous debates between Senator <a href="/ce6/people/A0815980.html">Stephen Douglas</a> and <a href="/node/62942">Abraham Lincoln</a> began in <a href="/node/70013">Illinois</a>.
August 21, 1911: The <i>Mona Lisa</i> was stolen from the <a href="/ce6/ent/A0830445.html">Louvre</a> museum in <a href="/node/70228">France</a> by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia.
August 21, 1940: Russian revolutionary <a href="/ce6/people/A0849499.html">Leon Trotsky</a> died in <a href="/ce6/world/A0832960.html">Mexico City</a>.
August 21, 1945: <a href="/node/155738">Harry S. Truman</a> announced the end of the <a href="/ce6/history/A0829381.html">Lend-Lease Program</a>.
August 21, 1959: <a href="/node/70011">Hawaii</a> became the 50th state in the <a href="/node/70616">United States</a>.
August 21, 1983: <a href="/ce6/people/A0804461.html">Corazon Aquino's</a> husband Benigno, who was <a href="/node/70569">Philippine</a> president <a href="/ce6/people/A0831745.html">Ferdinand Marcos's</a> chief political opponent, was assassinated.
August 21, 1991: <a href="/node/70529">Latvia</a> declared its independence from the <a href="/ce6/world/A0850044.html">Soviet Union</a>.
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