On This Day: August 23rd
This is 236th day of the year and 130 days remain in the year.
Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.
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.
August 23 BirthdaysLouis XVI1754–93, king of France (1774–92).
Edgar Lee Masterswriter