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On This Day

August 21

1831 Nat Turner starts a rebellion to free black slaves in Southampton County Virginia

1911 Vincenzo Peruggia steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre

1938 Fats Waller records the song Ain’t Misbehavin

1959 Hawaii enters the United States as the 50th

1961 The Marvelettes release the song Please Mr. Postman which becomes Motown’s 1st 1 No. hit.

1965 Do You Believe In Magic is released by The Lovin’ Spoonful’s

2005 Robert Moog passes away

Happy Birthday

1932 Melvin van Peebles actor director

1936 Wilt Chamberlain NBA basketball great 2 x NBA Champ played for Harlem Globetrotters, La Lakers

1938 Kenny Rogers The Gambler

1952 Joe Strummer musician in the band the Clash

1967 Sejr Tankian System of a Down

1971 Liam Howlett EDM DJ in the band The Prodigy

1973 Sergey Brinn one of the co-founders of Google

1974 Alicia Witt actress in Dune, Twin Peaks, Four Rooms

1984 Eve Torres WWE Wrestler

1986 Pac Pro Wrestler

1986 Usain Bolt sprinter 6 x Olympic gold medals

1989 Hayden Panettiere actress

1992 RJ Mitte actor in Breaking Bad