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Today In History

Thu., Aug. 21, 1997

1940: Exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in Mexico City from wounds inflicted by an assassin.1959: President Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.

1991: The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.


 
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