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 - Kenny Rogers
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1938: Country music singer-songwriter and actor Kenny Rogers is born in Houston, Texas. Rogers is best known for hits like "Lucille," "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Lady," "Through the Years" and "Islands in the Stream."


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