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On this day.....August 21, 2017

Fun and historical facts for August 21st

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
August 21, 2017 - 9:39 am
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AUGUST 21ST

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • COUNT BASIE (1904-1984)
  • CHRISTOPHER ROBIN MILNE (1920-1996)
  • JACK BUCK (1924-2002)
  • WILT CHAMBERLAIN (1936-1999)
  • KENNY ROGERS (1938, 79)
  • LORETTA DEVINE (1949, 68)
  • HARRY SMITH (1951, 66)
  • KIM CATTRALL (1956, 61)
  • SERGEY BRIN (1973, 44)
  • AMY FISHER (1974, 43)
  • BRODY JENNER (1983, 34)
  • USAIN BOLT (1986, 31)
  • HAYDEN PANETTIERE (1989, 28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1831, NAT TURNER’S SLAVE REVOLT KILLS 55 IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1858, ABRAHAM LINCOLN DEBATES STEPHEN DOUGLAS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1878, THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FORMS
  • IN 1911, THE MONA LISA IS STOLEN FROM THE LOUVRE AND IS MISSING FOR TWO YEARS
  • IN 1931, BABE RUTH HITS HIS 600TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1940, LEON TROTSKY IS ASSASSINATED AT 62
  • IN 1947, WILLIAMSPORT, PA WINS THE FIRST LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1959, HAWAII BECOMES THE 50TH US STATE
  • IN 1972, AFTER BAND MATES CALL POLICE ‘PIGS’, GRACE SLICKED IS MACED
  • IN 1983, “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” (THE BIRDCAGE) OPENS IN NYC
  • IN 1986, TOXIC GASES FROM A VOLCANIC LAKE KILL 1700 IN CAMEROON
  • IN 1991, A CONSERVATIVE COUP IN THE SOVIET UNION IS CRUSHED BY BORIS YELTSIN’S POPULAR RESISTANCE
  • IN 1993, NASA LOSES CONTACT WITH THE MARS OBSERVER
  • IN 2001, NICKELBACK RELEASES “HOW YOU REMIND ME”
  • IN 2016, THE OLYMPICS CLOSE IN RIO DE JANEIRO

 

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