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 - Nat Turner
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1831: Former slave Nat Turner launches a short-lived, violent slave rebellion in Virginia that results in 60 white deaths and at least 100 black deaths. In the aftermath, Turner was convicted, sentenced to death and hanged and the state executed 56 accused of being part of the rebellion.

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