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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

1959 – Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state in the union (More info)

1983 – Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (More info)

1992 – The Ruby Ridge Standoff takes place in Idaho (More info)

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