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August 23


1305   William Wallace, Scottish revolutionary, is executed.

1839   The United Kingdom gains control of Hong Kong

1977   First man-powered flight of at least 1 mile.

1990   East and West Germany announce that they would unite

1992   Hurricane Andrew strikes land in South Florida.

Famous Birthdays:

1912   Gene Kelly (Actor and dancer)

1946   Keith Moon (Drummer for The Who)

1949   Rick Springfield (Singer)

1970   Jay Mohr (Actor)

1970   River Phoenix (Actor)

1978   Kobe Bryant (Basketball Player)

1982   Natalie Coughlin (Swimmer)

1990   Seth Curry

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