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AUGUST 23

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United Nations: International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (Commemorates uprising that helped lead to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade: 08/23/1791) United Nations Slavery
Lithuania: Black Ribbon Day
(Commemorates the German-Russian non aggression pact of 08/23/1939 which led to the invasion of Lithuania)
Lithuania Yale University
1524 Francois Hotman (French Jurist and Humanist Scholar) French Political & Social Leaders Law Education
1754 Louis XVI, King of France French Political & Social Leaders
1883 Jonathan Wainwright (Washington-born Military Leader) Washington Military Leaders World War II Biography.com
1951 Lisa Najeeb Halaby (Washington, D.C.-born Queen Noor of Jordan) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Political and Social Leaders of Jordan Biography.com
1944 Antonio Novello (Puerto Rican Surgeon General of the United States) Antonio Novello Health Care United States Government Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1927 Nicola Sacco (Italian Immigrant Executed in Boston for Murder Following Landmark Trial) Crime  Sacco and Vanzetti Case Notorious Americans New York Times
Bartolemeo Vanzetti (Italian Immigrant Executed in Boston for Murder Following Landmark Trial) Crime  Sacco and Vanzetti Case Notorious Americans New York Times
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1775 King George III Proclaims American Colonies to be in State of Rebellion American Revolution Britannia
1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union Sign Non-aggression Pact Nazi Germany The Soviet Union Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact Yale University
1944 Romania's King Mihai I Orders the Arrest of Military Dictator Ion Antonescu Romania World War II Nationmaster
1979 Kurdish Revolt Grows in Iran 1979 Iran Revolution War BBC
1982 Lebanese Parliament Elects Christian Militia Leader, Bashir Gemayel, President Lebanon CNN
1985 West German Spy Chief Defects to East Germany The Cold War BBC
1990 Saddam Hussein's Televised Appearance with Hostages Outrages the West Saddam Hussein Television BBC
1991 Soviet Leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, Has Ministers Arrested for Failed Coup Mikhail Gorbachev 1990 Nobel Peace Laureate The Cold War BBC
1997 Zambian Police Shoot and Wound Former President Kenneth Kaunda at Opposition Rally Zambia CNN

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