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What Happened on August 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2013 A riot at the Palmasola prison complex in Santa Cruz, Bolivia kills 31 people.
2012 A hot-air balloon crashes near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, killing six people and injuring 28 others.
2011 A magnitude 5.8 (class: moderate) earthquake occurs in Virginia. Damage occurs to monuments and structures in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage is estimated at $200 million-$300 million USD.
2011 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the Libyan Civil War.
2007 The skeletal remains of Russia's last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia are discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
2006 Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of ten, escapes from her captor Wolfgang Pſiklopil, after eight years of captivity.
2000 Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
1994 Eugene Bullard, the only African American pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
1991 The World Wide Web is opened to the public.
1990 Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
1990 Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1990 West and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3.
1989 Singing Revolution: Two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands.
1985 Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.
1975 The Pontiac Silverdome opens in Pontiac, Michigan, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Detroit, Michigan
1973 A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome".
1970 Organized by Mexican American labor union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
1958 Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
1954 First flight of the Lockheed C-130 multi-role aircraft.
1948 World Council of Churches is formed by 147 churches from 44 countries.
1946 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Länder (states) of Hanover and Schleswig-Holstein.
1945 World War II: Soviet-Japanese War: The USSR State Defense Committee issues Decree no. 9898cc "About Receiving, Accommodation, and Labor Utilization of the Japanese Army Prisoners of War".
1944 World War II: Marseille is liberated by the Allies.
1944 World War II: King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of Marshal Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies.
1944 Freckleton Air Disaster: A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England, killing 61 people.
1943 World War II: Kharkiv is liberated by the Soviet Union after the Battle of Kursk.
1942 World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
1939 World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
1929 Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
1927 Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed after a lengthy, controversial trial.
1923 Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
1921 British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber Estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only four survive.
1914 World War I: The British Expeditionary Force and the French Fifth Army begin their Great Retreat before the German Army.
1914 World War I: Japan declares war on Germany.
1904 The automobile tire chain is patented.
1898 The Southern Cross Expedition, the first British venture of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, departs from London.
1873 Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.
1866 Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
1864 American Civil War: The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico except Galveston, Texas.
1839 The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for the First Opium War with Qing China.
1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion is suppressed.
1813 At the Battle of Groÿbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bülow repulse the French army.
1799 Napoleon I of France leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power.
1784 Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years.
1775 American Revolutionary War: King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St James's stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.
1703 Edirne event: Sultan Mustafa II of the Ottoman Empire is dethroned.
1655 Battle of Sobota: The Swedish Empire led by Charles X Gustav defeats the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1628 George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
1600 Battle of Gifu Castle: The eastern forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu defeat the western Japanese clans loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori, leading to the destruction of Gifu Castle and serving as a prelude to the Battle of Sekigahara.
1595 Long Turkish War: Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of CĿlugĿreni and achieves a tactical victory.
1572 French Wars of Religion: Mob violence against thousands of Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.
1541 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1521 Christian II of Denmark is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav Vasa is elected regent.
1514 The Battle of Chaldiran ends with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty.
1382 Siege of Moscow: The Golden Horde led by Tokhtamysh lays siege to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.
1328 Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
1305 Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason at Smithfield, London.
1268 Battle of Tagliacozzo: The army of Charles of Anjou defeats the Ghibellines supporters of Conradin of Hohenstaufen marking the fall of the Hohenstaufen family from the Imperial and Sicilian thrones, and leading to the new chapter of Angevin domination in Southern Italy.
1244 Siege of Jerusalem: The city's citadel, the Tower of David, surrenders to Khwarezmian Empire.
634 Abu Bakr dies at Medina and is succeeded by Umar I who becomes the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.
476 Odoacer, chieftain of the Germanic tribes (Herulic - Scirian foederati), is proclaimed rex Italiae ("King of Italy") by his troops.
406 Gothic king Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by Roman general Stilicho and 12,000 "barbarians" are incorporated into the Roman army or sold as slaves.
79 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
30 BC After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, and Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.
20 BC Ludi Volcanalici are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.
Famous People Born on August 23

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Year Name
1938 Giacomo Bini, Italian priest and missionary (d. 2014)
1988 Olga Govortsova, Belarusian tennis player
1940 Galen Rowell, American mountaineer and photographer (d. 2002)
1970 Jason Hetherington, Australian rugby league player
1979 Zuzana Váleková, Slovak tennis player
1983 Fiona Onasanya, British Labour Party politician and criminal
1931 Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1921 Sam Cook, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1996)
1955 David Learner, British actor
1724 Abraham Yates, Jr., American lawyer and civil servant (d. 1796)
Famous People Deaths On August 23

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Date Name
2003 Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1913)
1540 Guillaume Budé, French philosopher and scholar (b. 1467)
2000 John Anthony Kaiser, American priest and missionary (b. 1932)
1990 David Rose, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)
992 Volkold, bishop of Meissen
1927 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist convicted of murder (b. 1888)
2014 Jaume Vallcorba Plana, Spanish philologist and publisher (b. 1949)
406 Radagaisus, Gothic king
1478 Johannes Pullois, Franco-Flemish composer (b. c. 1420?)
1962 Walter Anderson, Russian-German ethnologist and academic (b. 1885)