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Historical Events In August - 23

Sunday, 18 April 2021

1903  Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75 on August - 23.  

1904  On August - 23 automobile tire chain patented  

1905  Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest) on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators  

1907  Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game on August - 23.  

1908  On August - 23 arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)  

1910  On this day in history fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh  

1911  On this day in history british premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany  

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 August - 23.  

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

1914  On August - 23 emperor of Japan declares war on Germany  

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

1914  -24] German troops plunder Belgium on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks  

1915  On this day in history czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army  

1916  On this day in history military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years  

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  On August - 23 race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)  

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

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

1919  "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune on this day in history.  

1919  On August - 23 james Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)  

1920  On this day in history m R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC  

1920  Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke) on this day in history.  

1921  Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test) on August - 23.  

1922  On this day in history brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)  

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  Humphrey Fisher, TV producer on August - 23.  

1924  Mars' closest approach to Earth since the 10th century on August - 23.  

1924  On this day in history mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century  

1924  On August - 23 denis Sargan, econometrician  

1925  Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer on August - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  On this day in history birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on August - 23.  

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

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

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  On this day in history birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  


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 this day in history.  

0634  On August - 23 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 August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.  

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