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This Day In History, August 21

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Hawaii becomes the 50th US state. (Photo credit Andrea Izzotti via CBS News) Hawaii becomes the 50th US state. (Photo credit Andrea Izzotti via CBS News)

Here are some notable events that occurred on this day throughout history.

1831 – Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia.

1897 – Olds Motor Works, later known as Oldsmobile, is founded by Ransom Eli Olds in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo credit: Krzysztof Marek Wlodarczyk)

1911 – The Mona Lisa is discovered missing at Louvre in Paris. It was not found for two years, when the brazen thief tried to collect on ransom money. (AP)

1921 – The Green Bay Football Club, later named the Green Bay Packers, becomes professional franchise. (AP)

1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th US state. (Photo credit Andrea Izzotti via CBS News)

1986 – Usain Bolt is born in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica. (AP)

1989 – The Voyager II spacecraft, launched nearly 12 years prior, prepares to rendezvous with Neptune. (Space.com)

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