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On This Day - August 21, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: http://bit.ly/14agw7n http://www.worldcrunch.com 1940 – In Mexico City, Mexico exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies after being fatally wounded with an ice axe by Soviet agent Ramón Mercader. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky#Final_months https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84_FnYLE1tQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8-AFHeBWY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZAgAHRrF6k 1967 – Serj Tankian, Lebanese-American singer-songwriter, is born. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serj_Tankian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkQR9Wzock 1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia. It was recovered two years later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa#Theft_and_vandalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMQIg3Pgt6Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa#/media/File:Mona_Lisa_stolen-1911.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa#/media/File:Mona_Lisa_Found,_La_Joconde_est_Retrouv%C3%A9e,_Le_Petit_Parisien,_Num%C3%A9ro_13559,_13_December_1913.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOzO9O15gwI 1959 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnNHpkbjbo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qVASY9nKrU Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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