Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Saturday, August 23, 2003
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
i expatriates seeking refuge hijack a Sudanese airliner en route from Khartoum
Osama bin Laden
writes The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places, a call for the removal of American military forces from Saudi Arabia.
is posthumously commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 33 years after his death, and 77 years to the day after his rejection for U.S. military service in 1917.
Thursday, August 23, 1990
Wednesday, August 23, 1989
Record-setting baseball player Pete Rose
agrees to a lifetime ban from the sport following allegations of illegal gambling, thereby preventing his induction into the Baseball
Hall of Fame.
's first privately owned television station, Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia
) begins broadcasting.
Colombia's cocaine traffickers declare total and absolute war against the government and begin a series of bombings and arson attacks.
"Voyager 2" makes its closest approach to Neptune.
Thursday, August 23, 1973
Thursday, August 23, 1962
Wednesday, August 23, 1950
Legendary singer-actor Paul Robeson
, whose passport had recently been revoked because of his alleged Communist
affiliations, meets with U.S. officials in an effort to get it reinstated. He is unsuccessful, and it is not reinstated until 1958.
Saturday, August 23, 1947
The Prime Minister of Greece, Dimitrios Maximos, resigns.
Wednesday, August 23, 1944
WWII: Ion Antonescu, prime minister of Romania, is arrested and a new government established. Romania exits the war against Soviet Union, joining the Allies.
The Battle of Kursk
ends with a serious strategic defeat for the German forces.
Wednesday, August 23, 1939
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between Germany and the Soviet Union, a neutrality treaty that also agreed to division of spheres of influence (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, eastern Poland and Bessarabia (today Moldova), north-east province of Romania to the Soviet Union Lithuania and western Poland to Germany).
Hitler, hosting a dinner on board the ocean liner "Patria" in Kiel Bay, tells the Regent of Hungary, Admiral Horthy, that action against Czechoslovakia is imminent and that he who wants to sit at the table must at least help in the kitchen, a reference to Horthy's designs on Carpathian Ruthenia.
The sudden death of popular Hollywood actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino
at the age of only 31 years old causes mass grief and hysteria around the world.
declares war on Germany.
Saturday, August 23, 1913
Thursday, August 23, 1906
Unable to control a rebellion Cuba
n President Tomás Estrada Palma
requests United States intervention. The subsequent provisional occupation administration lasts until 1909.
Saturday, August 23, 1884
Sino–French War: Battle of Fuzhou: French Admiral Amédée Courbet's Far East Squadron virtually destroys China's Fujian Fleet.
Thursday, August 23, 1866
Saturday, August 23, 1817
An earthquake near the site of the ancient Greek city of Helike
results in 65 deaths.
Battle of Großbeeren: Napoleon is defeated by Prussia and Sweden.
The following universal conscription
decree is enacted in France: The young men shall go to battle and the married men shall forge arms. The women shall make tents and clothes and shall serve in the hospitals children shall tear rags into lint. The old men will be guided to the public places of the cities to kindle the courage of the young warriors and to preach the unity of the Republic and the hatred of kings.
Wednesday, August 23, 1775
American Revolution: Refusing to even look at the Olive Branch Petition, King George issues a Proclamation of Rebellion
against the American colonies.
A small earthquake hits Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.
Thursday, August 23, 1708
Thursday, August 23, 1703
Wednesday, August 23, 1628
George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
Saturday, August 23, 1614
The University of Groningen is established in the Netherlands.
Tuesday, August 13, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Christian II of Denmark is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav Vasa is elected regent.
Sunday, August 13, 1514 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 15, 1328 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 22, 476 (Julianian calendar)
Odoacer, age 43, is proclaimed "rex Italiae" (king of Italy) by his troops. He leads his Ostrogoth
army into the Po Valley
and advances to Ravenna while plundering the countryside.
Wednesday, August 22, 406 (Julianian calendar)
Radagaisus is executed, 12,000 barbarians are incorporated into the Roman army
or sold as slaves