On This Day: August 23rd

This is 236th day of the year and 130 days remain in the year.

in history
Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.
Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.
Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery, despite worldwide protests.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
August 23 Birthdays
Louis XVI1754–93, king of France (1774–92).
Edgar Lee Masterswriter
Arnold Toynbeeeconomist
Gene Kellydancer
Shelley Longactress

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