Today in history – August 21

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Virginia. Turner was later hanged.

1888 – The first successful adding machine in the U.S. is patented by William Seward Burroughs.

1897 – American automobile manufacturer Oldsmobile is founded.

1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.

1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.

2017 – Millions watched the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 38 years.