On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Welcome to your weekend.

Sometimes the week can get heavy and feel long, so on Saturday morning we like to take a lighter look at some headlines. It’s a simply “scroll down memory lane” before you head out into the world for a new day.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll.

Today is Saturday, August 21st, the 233rd day of the year.  There are 132 days until the end of the year.

On This Day:

In 1831, former slave Nat Turner led an insurrection against slavery in Virginia.

In 1878, The American Bar Association was formed in NY by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors.

In 1911, Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from The Louvre Museum in Paris, France.  It was recovered two years later.

In 1912, Arthur Eldred of Oceanside, New York, became the first Boy Scout to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

In 1922, Curly Lambeau and the Green Bay Football Club were awarded an NFL franchise.

In 1931, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth belted his 600th home run.

In 1950, the United Nations moved into their new headquarters in New York City.

In 1951, the United States ordered construction of the world’s first atomic submarine, the Nautilus.

In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the Union.

In 1983, former Philippines Senator Benigno Aquino was assassinated while exiting his plane in Manila.

In 1987, the film, “Dirty Dancing,” opened across America.

In 1993, NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.  The mission cost nine-hundred-and-80-million dollars.

In 2009, Quentin Tarantino’s World War II era film “Inglorious Bastards” opened in theaters on this date.  Starring Brad Pitt, the film took in 37-million-dollars over the three-day box office weekend to debut at number one and mark Tarantino’s best film opening. 

In 2012, celebrity website TMZ.com printed naked pictures of Britain’s Prince Harry snapped while the royal was partying in Las Vegas. 

In 2015,  a pair of U.S. military members stopped a mass shooting when they subdued a gunman aboard a Paris-bound train.

In 2017, Johnson & Johnson had to pay 417-million-dollars after a woman developed cancer from their products.

In 2018, Californian Representative Duncan Hunter was indicted for using campaign funds for personal reasons.

In 2020, actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, along with her husband, for her role in her daughter’s U.S. college admissions bribery scandal.

In 2020, K-Pop band BTS’s new single “Dynamite,” becomes the first video to be watched more than 100-million times in 24 hours on YouTube.

And that brings us here to this day.

So, whatever you have planned for your own 8.21.2021 we hope it’s full of moments for your own personal pages of history.

Thanks for stopping by!

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