Today In History-August 21

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 7:00 AM

Highlights of this day in history: Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born.

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