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

'History in Five': Discovering The Real Mona Lisa
'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.

Click through the Michael Phelps Slideshow in honor of the 10 year anniversary of his 8 Medals in Athens.

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