On this day: August 21

POSTED: 12:02 PM PDT Aug 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 20, 2016 

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 - Elizabeth P Hoisington
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Women's Army Corps Museum

2007: Elizabeth P. Hoisington, a retired U.S. Army officer who was one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general, dies at age 88 in Springfield, Virginia. Hoisington received the rank along with Anna Mae Hays in 1970.


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