At this time in Historical past: At this time is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2021. –

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At this time is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2021. There are 132 days left within the yr.
At this time’s Spotlight in Historical past:
On August 21, 1991, the hard-line coup towards Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed within the face of a preferred rebellion led by Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.
On this date:
In 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave riot in Virginia, ensuing within the deaths of not less than 55 whites; scores of Blacks have been killed in retribution within the aftermath of the riot. (Turner was later captured and executed.)
In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The portray was recovered two years later in Italy.)
In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an govt order making Hawaii the fiftieth state.
In 1986, greater than 1,700 folks died when poisonous gasoline erupted from a volcanic lake within the West African nation of Cameroon.
In 1987, Sgt. Clayton Lonetree, the primary Marine court-martialed for spying, was convicted in Quantico, Va., of passing secrets and techniques to the KGB. (Lonetree ended up serving eight years in a army jail.)
In 1992, an 11-day siege started on the cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, as authorities brokers tried to arrest Weaver for failing to seem in court docket on expenses of promoting two unlawful sawed-off shotguns; on the primary day of the siege, Weaver’s teenage son, Samuel, and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan have been killed.
In 1993, in a critical setback for NASA, engineers misplaced contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft because it was about to achieve the pink planet on a $980 million mission.
In 2000, rescue efforts to achieve the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers asserting not one of the 118 sailors had survived.
In 2010, Iranian and Russian engineers started loading gasoline into Iran’s first nuclear energy plant, which Moscow promised to safeguard to forestall materials on the web site from being utilized in any potential weapons manufacturing.
In 2013, an Military personal now often known as Chelsea Manning was sentenced at Fort Meade, Maryland, to as much as 35 years in jail for spilling an unprecedented trove of presidency secrets and techniques. (The sentence for the previous intelligence analyst was commuted by President Barack Obama in his remaining days in workplace.)
In 2014, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri Nationwide Guard to start withdrawing from Ferguson, the place nightly scenes of unrest had erupted since a white police officer fatally shot a Black 18-year-old almost two weeks earlier.
In 2015, a trio of People, U.S. Air Drive Workers Sgt. Spencer Stone, Nationwide Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and school scholar Anthony Sadler, and a British businessman, Chris Norman, tackled and disarmed a Moroccan gunman on a high-speed practice between Amsterdam and Paris.
Ten years in the past: Euphoric Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli and took management of the middle with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses collapsed and his four-decade regime seemed to be crumbling.
5 years in the past: Shaking to samba and sharing reflections in uniquely Brazilian phrases, Olympians and followers mentioned goodbye to the Rio Video games with one final large bash inside Maracana Stadium. Earlier within the day, Kevin Durant scored 30 factors and helped the People rout Serbia 96-66 for his or her third straight gold medal, capping an Olympics during which the U.S. dominated the medal tables, each the gold (46) and total totals (121).
One yr in the past: Michigan’s appeals court docket mentioned Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency declarations and orders to curb the coronavirus clearly fell throughout the scope of her authorized powers. Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, shot and killed a Black man, Trayford Pellerin, outdoors a comfort retailer; they mentioned he was carrying a knife and ignored instructions to drop it. (A grand jury declined expenses towards the officers.) A spokeswoman for Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny mentioned he was in a coma in a hospital in Siberia after falling ailing from a suspected poisoning. A former police officer who turned often known as the Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, instructed victims in a Sacramento courtroom that he was “actually sorry” earlier than he was sentenced to a number of life jail sentences for a decade-long string of rapes and murders. “Full Home” star Lori Loughlin and her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been sentenced to jail for paying half one million {dollars} in bribes to get their daughters into USC as crew recruits. (Giannulli would spend greater than 4 months behind bars, Loughlin served two months.)
At this time’s Birthdays: Actor-director Melvin Van Peebles is 89. Rock-and-roll musician James Burton is 82. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 80. Faculty and Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Willie Lanier is 76. Actor Patty McCormack is 76. Pop singer-musician Carl Giammarese (jee-ah mah-REE’-see) is 74. Actor Loretta Devine is 72. NBC newsman Harry Smith is 70. Singer Glenn Hughes is 69. Actor Kim Cattrall is 65. Faculty Soccer Corridor of Famer and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is 62. Actor Cleo King is 59. Rock singer Serj Tankian (TAN’-kee-ahn) (System of a Down) is 54. Determine skater Josee Chouinard is 52. Actor Carrie-Anne Moss is 51. MLB player-turned-manager Craig Counsell is 51. Rock musician Liam Howlett (Prodigy) is 50. Actor Alicia Witt is 46. Singer Kelis (kuh-LEES’) is 42. TV persona Brody Jenner is 38. Singer Melissa Schuman is 37. Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain (yoo-SAYN’) Bolt is 35. Actor Carlos Pratts is 35. Actor-comedian Brooks Wheelan is 35. Actor Cody Kasch is 34.
Nation singer Kacey Musgraves is 33. Actor Hayden Panettiere (pan’-uh-tee-EHR’) is 32. Actor RJ Mitte is 29. Actor Maxim Knight is 22.
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