11 things that happened this day in history - 21st August

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1858 - The famous debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begins in Illinois

2. 1911 - The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre museum in France by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia

3. 1918 – During World War I, The Second Battle of the Somme begins

4. 1940 - Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies in Mexico City

5. 1956 - Actress Kim Cattrall is born

6. 1959 - Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States

7. 1973 - The coroner presiding over the "Bloody Sunday" inquest accuses the British army of "sheer unadulterated murder"

8. 1984 - Clint Eastwood is given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

9. 1986 - At least 1,200 people are feared dead after volcanic gases escape from a lake in Cameroon

10. 1986 - Usain Bolt is born

11. 1991 - Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com 

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