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Calendar for August 21st, 2013

Born 1872: Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator)

1878: The American Bar Association was formed

1888: William S. Burroughs received a patent for an adding machine

Born 1904: Count Basie (bandleader)

1911: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia

1912: Arthur R. Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America

Born 1920: Christopher Robin Milne (A. A. Milne's son who he modeled Christopher Robin after in the Winnie the Pooh stories)

Born 1930: Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II)

Born 1936: Wilt Chamberlain (basketball player)

Born 1938: Kenny Rogers (singer)

Born 1939: Clarence Williams, III (actor)

Died 1940: Ernest Lawrence Thayer (poet)

1950: United Nations building opened in New York City

1955: Family claimed home invaded by goblin-like space creatures, Kelly, KY

Born 1956: Kim Cattrall (actress)

Born 1959: Jim McMahon (football player)

1959: Executive Order for a 50-star U.S. flag issued

1959: Hawaii became the U.S.'s fiftieth state

1965: Gemini 5 was launched and went on to break a record, spending eight days in space

Born 1967: Carrie-Anne Moss (actress)

1976: Four men possibly abducted by UFO, Allagash waterway, Maine

Died 1978: Charles Eames (designer & architect)

Died 1988: Ray-Bernice Eames (designer)

Born 1989: Hayden Panettiere (actress)

2012: The Young and the Restless shot its 10,000th episode


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