On this day: August 21

Published On: Aug 20 2012 02:02:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 21 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.

OTD August 21 - Kim Cattrall
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1956: Actress Kim Cattrall, best known for the HBO series "Sex and the City" and for the 1980s movies "Police Academy," "Big Trouble in Little China," "Mannequin" and "Porky's," is born in Liverpool, England.

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