Historical Events on 23rd August

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79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
406 - Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
476 - Odoacer proclaimed King of of Italy, 1st barbarian King of Italy
1046 - King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1328 - Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 - King Philip VI of France, crowned
1441 - Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1514 - Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1541 - French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada
1542 - Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 - Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 - Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
French Explorer Jacques CartierFrench Explorer Jacques Cartier 1566 - Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1566 - Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
1582 - French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1595 - Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 - University of Groningen opens
1617 - 1st one-way streets open (London)
1708 - Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1711 - Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
1784 - Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
1796 - African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1799 - Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
1813 - Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1821 - Mexico declares independence
1838 - Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class
1839 - British capture Hong Kong from China
1850 - 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
1862 - Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
1866 - Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
1869 - 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston
1872 - 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea
1873 - Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens
1879 - Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo
1883 - Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)
1889 - 1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)
1896 - First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
1897 - 17th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Wilberforce Eaves (4-6, 8-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2)
1900 - National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)
1903 - 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
1904 - Automobile tire chain patented
1906 - Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
1906 - Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
1907 - Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
1910 - Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1911 - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1914 - -24] German troops plunder Belgium
1914 - Battle at Mons: general von Klucks troops beat Britten
1914 - Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
1914 - Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1915 - Tsar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army
1916 - Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
1917 - Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
1919 - "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
1920 - M R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat" premieres in NYC
1921 - British declare a truce with Irish Nationalists Sinn Fein
1921 - Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th
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.
1924 - Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
Tennis Player Elizabeth RyanTennis Player Elizabeth Ryan 1926 - 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)
1929 - Arabs attack Jews in Israel
1930 - 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)
1930 - 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
1931 - Count Gyula Károlyi becomes premier of Hungary
1931 - Phila A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
1933 - 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
1933 - Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike
1936 - 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
1938 - England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1938 - "You Can’t Take It With You" from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur premieres. Best Picture (1939)
Film Director Frank CapraFilm Director Frank Capra 1939 - John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
1939 - Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: Eastern Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin
1939 - USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
1940 - German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
1940 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands dismisses premier De Geer
1942 - 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
1942 - Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe planes bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
1942 - British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
1942 - Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
1942 - World War II: The last cavalry charge in history takes place at Izbushensky.
1943 - Red army recaptures Charkow during WWII
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1944 - 94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt
1944 - Allied troops capture Marseilles, France
1944 - General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris
1944 - General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley and Eisenhower
1944 - King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
1944 - Romania liberated from Nazi occupation
1944 - Sammellager Drancy freed
1944 - US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine
1944 - US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed
1946 - 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
1946 - Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947 - US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
1947 - 8th Venice Film Festival opens (first since the start of World War II)
1948 - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
1948 - World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
1950 - Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1950 - West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
1952 - Arab League security pact goes into effect
1952 - Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
1953 - Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
1953 - Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953 - Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1953 - KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
1953 - USSR performs nuclear test
President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio VargasPresident and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas 1954 - President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
1954 - First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
1955 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe
1958 - Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
1958 - Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
1959 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1959 - 20th Venice Film Festival: "The Great War" directed by Mario Monicelli and "General della Rovere" directed by Roberto Rossellini jointly awarded Golden Lion
1960 - World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
1961 - Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
1961 - East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
1961 - US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
1962 - 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
1963 - Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
1963 - Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
1964 - St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
1968 - Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
1968 - Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1969 - Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
1969 - France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
1969 - 30th Venice Film Festival opens
1970 - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 1970 - Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
1971 - WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)
1972 - Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
1972 - 4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland
1973 - Intelsat communications satellite launched
1974 - John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
1974 - Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
1975 - Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1975 - Communists take over Laos
1975 - Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg 1975 - Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1975 - Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 - Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
1977 - 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
1977 - Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
1978 - Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
1979 - Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
1979 - Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds
1979 - UN's Vienna office opens
1980 - Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
1981 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1982 - Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982 - Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1985 - South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested
1985 - West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
1985 - Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
1986 - "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
1986 - Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
1987 - 15-year old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
1987 - Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 - Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
1988 - Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
1989 - LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1989 - Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
1990 - Armenia declares independence
1990 - East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
1990 - US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
1991 - 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
1992 - Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
1992 - Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
1992 - Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress
1993 - NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
1993 - Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
1995 - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
MLB Outfielder David JusticeMLB Outfielder David Justice 1995 - Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
1996 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2000 - A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
2000 - Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
2003 - 9th World Championships in Athletics open at Saint-Denis, France
2005 - Hurricane Katrina first forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane
2005 - TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
2006 - Natascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin LadenIslamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden 2009 - 12th World Championships in Athletics close at Berlin, Germany
2010 - Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.
2011 - Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
2011 - 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
2012 - Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
2012 - At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
2013 - 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
2013 - 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
Libyan Leader Muammar GaddafiLibyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi 2013 - UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
2015 - English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania

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