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Historical Events In August - 23

Friday, 03 July 2020

1903  Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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 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  Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli) on August - 23.  

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  On this day in history the birth of Gene Kelly, Hollywood song and dance man, also producer/director  

1912  On August - 23 gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)  

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

1914  Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany on August - 23.  

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

1914  -24] German troops plunder Belgium on August - 23.  

1914  Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks on August - 23.  

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

1916  On August - 23 military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years  

1917  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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1920  On August - 23 m R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC  

1920  On August - 23 aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)  

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

1922  On August - 23 brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)  

1923  On August - 23 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.  

1923  Humphrey Fisher, TV producer on August - 23.  

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

1924  On August - 23 mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century  

1924  Denis Sargan, econometrician on this day in history.  

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

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  On this day in history birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

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  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On this day in history death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

1305  On this day in history 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 August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

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