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Daily Calendar for Monday, August 21, 2023


  • Asher Brown Durand (American painter) –
  • Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator) –
  • Count Basie (bandleader) –
  • Christopher Robin Milne (A. A. Milne’s son who he modeled Christopher Robin after in the Winnie the Pooh stories) –
  • Princess Margaret (younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II) –
  • Wilt Chamberlain (basketball player) –
  • Kenny Rogers (singer) –
  • Clarence Williams, III (actor) –
  • Kim Cattrall (actress) –
  • Jim McMahon (football player) –
  • Carrie-Anne Moss (actress) –
  • Hayden Panettiere (actress) –


  • Ernest Lawrence Thayer (poet) –
  • Charles Eames (designer & architect) –
  • Ray-Bernice Eames (designer) –


  • Nat Turner, a deeply religious enslaved man, led a violent rebellion of enslaved people in Southampton County, Virginia –
  • The American Bar Association was founded–
  • William S. Burroughs received a patent for an adding machine–
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia–
  • Arthur R. Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America–
  • United Nations building opened in New York City–
  • Family claimed home invaded by goblin-like space creatures, Kelly, KY–
  • Hawaii became the U.S.’s fiftieth state–
  • Executive Order for a 50-star U.S. flag issued–
  • Gemini 5 was launched and went on to break a record, spending eight days in space–
  • Four men possibly abducted by UFO, Allagash waterway, Maine–
  • The Young and the Restless shot its 10,000th episode–


  • Deadly tornado hit Wilmington Delaware–
  • Tornado hit Tyler, Michigan–
  • The temperature in Fayetteville, North Carolina, reached a record high 110 degrees F–
  • Hurricane Dean hit the Caribbean coast of Mexico as a Category 5 hurricane–
  • Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in Florida for the third time in a week. Fay was the fourth storm in history to make landfall as a tropical storm three times.–
  • Deadly tornado struck Goderich, Ontario–

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