On this day: August 21

Published On: Aug 20 2012 02:02:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 21 2016 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 - Archie Griffin
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Ohio State University

1954: College Football Hall of Fame running back Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, is born in Columbus, Ohio. Griffin starred for his hometown Ohio State University from 1972 to 1975, winning four Big Ten Conference titles and becoming the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls. He also played seven seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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