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  • China
    Thursday Aug 23, 1900

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Independence Army Uprising

    China
    Thursday Aug 23, 1900

    In 1901, after the Boxer Rebellion started, Tang Caichang and Tan Sitong of the previous Foot Emancipation Society organised the Independence Army. The Independence Army Uprising was planned to occur on 23 August 1900. Their goal was to overthrow Empress Dowager Cixi to establish a constitutional monarchy under the Guangxu Emperor. Their plot was discovered by the governor general of Hunan and Hubei. About twenty conspirators were arrested and executed.




  • northern Shanghai, Shanghai, China
    Monday Aug 23, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japanese Army Reinforcements

    northern Shanghai, Shanghai, China
    Monday Aug 23, 1937

    On August 23, Japanese Army reinforcements succeeded in landing in northern Shanghai. The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) ultimately committed over 200,000 troops, along with numerous naval vessels and aircraft, to capture the city. After more than three months of intense fighting, their casualties far exceeded initial expectations.




  • Soviet Union (Present-Day Russia)
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    Joseph Stalin

    Non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany

    Soviet Union (Present-Day Russia)
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany on 23 August 1939.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    World War II

    Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    Moscow, Russia
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    The situation reached a general crisis in late August as German troops continued to mobilize against the Polish border. On 23 August, when tripartite negotiations about a military alliance between France, the United Kingdom and Soviet Union stalled, the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. The Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a non-aggression pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that enabled those two powers to divide-up Poland between them.




  • Germany
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    World War II

    Delayed attack

    Germany
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    Hitler ordered the attack to proceed on 26 August, but upon hearing that the United Kingdom had concluded a formal mutual assistance pact with Poland, and that Italy would maintain neutrality, he decided to delay it.




  • Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Then Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    Adolf Hitler

    Battle of Stalingrad

    Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Then Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    Hitler's repeated refusal to allow their withdrawal at the Battle of Stalingrad led to the almost total destruction of the 6th Army. Over 200,000 Axis soldiers were killed and 235,000 were taken prisoner. Begun 23 Aug. 1942




  • Stalingrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Stalingrad

    Stalingrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    In the Battle of Stalingrad Germany and Axis forces fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, the battle took place from 23 August 1942 to 2 February 1943, it is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. Resulting complete destruction of the German 6th Army. After their defeat at Stalingrad, the German High Command had to withdraw considerable military forces from the Western Front to replace their losses.


  • Romania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1944

    World War II

    King Michael's Coup

    Romania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1944

    Coup d'état led by King Michael I of Romania on 23 August 1944.


  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    Graduation

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1950

    Neil's mother and sister attended his graduation ceremony on August 23, 1950.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 23, 1952

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was released from active Duty

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 23, 1952

    Neil was released from active duty on August 23, 1952, but remained in the reserves.


  • Singapore
    Monday Aug 23, 1954

    Halimah Yacob

    Born

    Singapore
    Monday Aug 23, 1954

    Halimah was born in 23 August 1954, in the Colony of Singapore.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1978

    Kobe Bryant

    Birth and Early Life

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1978

    Bryant was born in Philadelphia, the youngest of three children and only son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. He was also the maternal nephew of basketball player John "Chubby" Cox. His parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu. His middle name, Bean, was derived from his father's nickname "Jellybean". Bryant's family was Catholic and he had always practiced his faith.


  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 23, 1979

    Robin Williams

    Second appearance on Time's cover

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 23, 1979

    Williams also appeared on the cover of August 23, 1979, issue of Rolling Stone, photographed by Richard Avedon.


  • Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Baltic states

    Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    On August 23, 1987, the 48th anniversary of the secret protocols of the 1939 Molotov Pact between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin that ultimately turned the then-independent Baltic states over to the Soviet Union, thousands of demonstrators marked the occasion in the three Baltic capitals to sing independence songs and attend speeches commemorating Stalin's victims. The gatherings were sharply denounced in the official press and closely watched by the police but were not interrupted.


  • Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Lithuania's protests

    Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    First anti-Soviet protests in Lithuania took place on August 23, 1987.


  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Baltic Chain

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    The Baltic Way or Baltic Chain was a peaceful political demonstration on August 23, 1989. An estimated 2 million people joined hands to form a human chain extending 600 kilometres (370 mi) across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.


  • Iraq
    Thursday Aug 23, 1990

    Gulf War

    Western hostages

    Iraq
    Thursday Aug 23, 1990

    On 23 August, Saddam appeared on state television with Western hostages to whom he had refused exit visas. In the video, he asks a young British boy, Stuart Lockwood, whether he is getting his milk, and goes on to say, through his interpreter, "We hope your presence as guests here will not be for too long. Your presence here, and in other places, is meant to prevent the scourge of war".


  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 23, 2007

    Bank of America

    The Company announced a $2 billion repurchase agreement for Countrywide Financial

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 23, 2007

    On August 23, 2007, the company announced a $2 billion repurchase agreement for Countrywide Financial. This purchase of preferred stock was arranged to provide a return on investment of 7.25% per annum and provided the option to purchase common stock at a price of $18 per share.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday Aug 23, 2008

    Lionel Messi

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    Beijing, China
    Saturday Aug 23, 2008

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squad with three players over the age of 23. Argentina won the tournament.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Aug 23, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    1st Match With Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Aug 23, 2009

    Ibrahimović started the 2009–10 season with his competitive debut for Barcelona on 23 August 2009 by assisting a Lionel Messi goal, leading them to the Supercopa de España, beating Athletic Bilbao 5–1 on aggregate.


  • Dortmund, Germany
    Saturday Aug 23, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Bundesliga debut

    Dortmund, Germany
    Saturday Aug 23, 2014

    Immobile made his Bundesliga debut on 23 August in the opening match of Dortmund's 2014–15 Bundesliga campaign which saw them lose 2–0 to Bayer Leverkusen at home.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Around 100 contributors worked on Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released on 23 August 2016.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    Amazon

    Amazon acquired Whole Foods

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    On August 23, 2017, Whole Foods shareholders, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, approved the deal.


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