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On This Day - August 21, A Shot of History

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Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1940 – In Mexico City, Mexico exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies after being fatally wounded with an ice axe by Soviet agent Ramón Mercader. 1967 – Serj Tankian, Lebanese-American singer-songwriter, is born. 1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia. It was recovered two years later.,_La_Joconde_est_Retrouv%C3%A9e,_Le_Petit_Parisien,_Num%C3%A9ro_13559,_13_December_1913.jpg 1959 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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