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Historical Events In August - 23

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1903  On this day in history paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75  

1904  Automobile tire chain patented on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)  

1906  On August - 23 chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators  

1907  Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)  

1910  Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh on August - 23.  

1911  British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany on August - 23.  

1911  Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle) on August - 23.  

1912  The birth of Gene Kelly, Hollywood song and dance man, also producer/director on this day in history.  

1912  Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) on this day in history.  

1913  Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show) on August - 23.  

1914  On this day in history emperor of Japan declares war on Germany  

1914  On this day in history japan declares war on Germany during WWI.  

1914  On August - 23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium  

1914  Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks on this day in history.  

1915  Czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army on August - 23.  

1916  Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years on August - 23.  

1917  On this day in history ontario cabinet passes order-in-council allowing the city of Berlin to change its name to Kitchener, effective Sept. 1; due to wartime anti-German sentiment.  

1917  Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed) on August - 23.  

1918  On August - 23 guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)  

1919  "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premiers in Chicago Tribune on August - 23.  

1919  "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune on August - 23.  

1919  James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord) on this day in history.  

1920  M R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1920  Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke) on August - 23.  

1921  Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test) on this day in history.  

1922  Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid) on August - 23.  

1923  Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history humphrey Fisher, TV producer  

1924  Mars' closest approach to Earth since the 10th century on this day in history.  

1924  Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century on this day in history.  

1924  Denis Sargan, econometrician on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on this day in history.  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  On this day in history birth of stanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.  

Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on August - 23.  

0634  On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.  

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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