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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

192640th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6 6-4 9-7)

1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.

1987Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1799Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

406Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians

1933Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1972Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

1954President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

1939Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: Eastern Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin

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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

1946Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)

1769Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], Montbéliard, France, French naturalist and zoologist

1934Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)

1970River Phoenix, Madras Oregon, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)

1942Nancy Richey Gunther, San Angelo Texas, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)

1930Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)

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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

2014Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

1975Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

1962Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

1978Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

1876Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley weds traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler

2003"The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York

August 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

2006Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

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