Mona Lisa is discovered missing on this day in history, August 21, 1911

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'History in Five': Discovering The Real Mona Lisa


In 1911,Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is discovered to be missing at the Louvre in Paris. Vincenzo Perugia allegedly removed the famous painting off the wall and snuck it out of the Museum underneath his clothes.

1878: The American Bar Association was founded in the state of New York.
1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th State of the United States of America.
1987: Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, opens in theaters.
2004: Michael Phelps wins his eighth medal in the Athens Olympic Games.
2013: Actor, Wentworth Miller, comes out, in an open letter declining an invite to St. Petersburg International Film Festival in protest to Russian anti-gay policies.

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Mona Lisa is discovered missing on this day in history, August 21, 1911
Michael Phelps showed up to a Baltimore court Friday morning where he pled guilty to driving under the influence. Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation, meaning if he screws up in the next 18 months, he goes behind bars for a year. The Olympic hero arrived with his mom, sister and girlfriend, Miss California 2010 Nicole Johnson.
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 06: Michael Phelps reacts after his seventh place finish in the Men's 100 Meter Freestyle Final during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the Woollett Aquatic Center on August 6, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The past few days have been extremely difficult.
I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself.
I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.
Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual,
and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.
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