Historical Events on August 23 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 209 of 209

  • 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
  • 2015 Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials
  • 2015 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan
  • 2017 World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall
  • 2017 Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
  • 2017 US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters
  • 2017 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported
  • 2017 Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"