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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 21

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 21:

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This Day in History for August 20 – NFL Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares an end to the Civil War (More info)

1920 – The National Football League is founded (More info)

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Tom Hanks Producing a JFK Assassination Movie

Tom Hanks is one of the few Hollywood mega-stars we’d trust with our nation’s history. No offense, major A-listers, but handsome doesn’t always equal intelligent. But Hanks has flexed his obsessive interest in historical events in outstanding films and dramas series such as ‘Band of Brothers,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Apollo 13.’ And a new report suggests Hanks is ready to tackle one of America’s top controversies: The JFK assassination.

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This Day in Sports History — August 19

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 19:

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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 18

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 18:

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This Day in History for August 13 – Berlin Divides Itself and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1878 – A yellow fever epidemic in Memphis eventually empties the city (More info)

1918 – Opha Mae Johnson becomes the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps (More info)

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