A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on August 23rd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On August 23, 1244, the main central citadel of the city of Jerusalem, the Tower of David, fell to the invaders from the remnants of the Khwarezmian Empire, a vast polyglot land that included parts of what is now Iran and Afghanistan along with other areas in Central Asia.
On August 23, 1305, William Wallace, a military leader of the Scots against English rule was executed in the English style of execution for traitors, being drawn and quartered!
On August 23, 1898, a new age of exploration began when the Southern Cross Expedition set sail for Antarctica in the aptly named ship, Southern Cross.
On August 23, 1904, Harry Weed of Canastota, New York patented the automobile tire chain.
On August 23, 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad commenced during World War II.
On August 23, 1954, a harmless looking cargo aircraft made its first flight when the C-130 had become airborne.
On August 23, 1994, an extraordinary American warrior was posthumously commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
On August 23, 2007, the bodies of the remaining Romanov family members were found near Yekaterinburg, Russia, the remains being mere skeletons.
On August 23, 2016, we looked at ground attack aircraft throughout history and listed what may be ten of the greatest examples of that type of airplane.
On August 23, 2019, the third in the movie series starring Gerard Butler as the super duper Secret Service agent Mike Banning, is set to make its debut across the US in the wrappings of Angel Has Fallen.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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