80 Years Ago—Aug. 21, 1940: In Mexico City, Leon Trotsky, a critic of Stalin, dies from an assassination attack by Soviet NKVD agent Ramón Mercader the day before.
75 Years Ago—Aug. 21, 1945: President Truman ends Lend-Lease program with Britain.
Last naval surface action of war: Japanese junk attacks 2 Chinese junks with US & Chinese crews; 45 Japanese & 4 Chinese are killed.