This Day in History

August 21st in History

Mona Lisa stolen! In other news, Nat Turner rebels, Hawaii becomes a state, and Patsy Cline records "Crazy." Count Basie, Wilt Chamberlain, and Sergey (Google) Brin are born; Leon Trotsky, Ettore Bugatti, and Buford Pusser die. Happy Spumoni Day!

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Quote of the Day

"A means can be justified only by its end. But the end in its turn needs to be justified."

Leon Trotsky, Marxist revolutionary died August 21, 1940