Wednesday 23 August 2017


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It happened one 23 August

1926 : Rudolph Valentino dies

On August 23, 1926, actor Rudolph Valentino died from a ruptured ulcer. He was only 31. During his short career, he became the first male sex symbol and millions of women idolized him. 100,000 people attended his funeral.

1927 : Sacco and Vanzetti execution

On 23 August 1927, two Italian anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for murder by the state of Massachusetts, despite the lack of evidence linking them to the crimes.

1939 : Signing of Nazi-Soviet pact

On August 23, 1939, the Germans and the Soviets signed a non-aggression pact. The pact also provided for a sharing of territories in Eastern Europe. The goal for the Soviet Union was to save time, according to Foreign Minister Molotov. The goal was for Germany to accumulate raw materials, traded with the Russians, and have more resources to attack the West, according to the German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop. The pact was broken on June 22, 1941.

2006 : Natascha Kampusch escaped

On August 23, 2006, a 18-year old young Austrian, Natascha Kampusch managed to escape her kidnapper after eight years of captivity. She was abducted on the way to school when she was 10.

Quote of the day : 23 August

Rudolph Valentino
A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.

Birthdays : 23 August

Louis XVI, King of France (1754)
Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (1769)
Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist (1847)
Alexander Grin, Russian writer (1880)
Gene Kelly, American actor and dancer (1912)
Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (relational model for database management) (1923)
Michel Rocard, French politician (1930)
Vera Miles, American actress (1930)
Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1931)
Houari Boumediene, 4th President of Algeria (1965-1978) (1932)
Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1933)
Keith Moon, English musician (The Who) (1946)
Jacques Weber, French director (1949)
Shelley Long, American actress (1949)
Akhmad Kadyrov, 1st President of the Chechen Republic (1951)
Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby (Noor), Queen of Jordan (1951)
Andreas Floer, German mathematician (1956)
Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist and directeur sportif (1964)
Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK), Indian singer (1970)
River Phoenix, American actor (1970)
Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer (1971)
Ray Park, English actor (1974)
Scott Caan, American actor (1976)
Julian Casablancas, American musician (The Strokes) (1978)
Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer (1982)
Glen Johnson, English footballer (1984)

They left us one 23 August

Rokujō, Emperor of Japan (1176)
Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (1926)
Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (1927)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (1927)
Reginald Tate, English actor (1955)
Didier Pironi, French racing driver (1987)
David Rose, American composer (1990)
John Kendrew, English biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1997)
Kathleen Freeman, American actress (2001)
Joséphine, Big Blue Dolphin (2011)

Tip of the Day : 23 August

Store citrus fruits

To keep lemons and other citrus fruits in the refrigerator, they should be wrapped one by one in cling film and place in the crisper.

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