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August 21st marks a day of varied and meaningful observances that honor the resilience of individuals across different walks of life. The date holds diverse opportunities for reflection, appreciation, and self-improvement.

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Interesting Facts of August 21st

  1. 1. Hawaii was admitted as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Admission Act into law.
  2. 2. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States for the first time since June 8, 1918. This event was referred to as the "Great American Eclipse."
  3. 3. The Nat Turner slave rebellion, also known as the Southampton Insurrection, began on August 21, 1831. It was one of the most significant slave uprisings in the United States.
  4. 4. In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum on August 21 by Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian handyman. It was recovered two years later in Italy.
  5. 5. Wilt Chamberlain, one of the greatest basketball players in history, was born on August 21, 1936.