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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

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

1970Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

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

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

1541French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

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

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

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

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

1926Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

2006Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

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