On this day: August 21

POSTED: 12:02 PM PDT Aug 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 20, 2014 

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 - Hawaii
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1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.

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