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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

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

1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

1954President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

193044th US Women's Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1 6-4)

1942Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

1978Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

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

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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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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