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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1889

1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)

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1893

Roy Agnew, composer

Birth
1894

Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)

Birth
1898

18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (36 62 62 61)

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1898

Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82

Death
1900

National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)

Event
1900

Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf)

Birth
1901

John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)

Birth
1901

Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman

Birth
1903

Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75

Death
1903

Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator

Birth
1903

William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin and Viola)

Birth
1903

6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state

Event
1904

Automobile tire chain patented

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1905

Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

Birth
1906

Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators

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1906

Cuba's 1st president Tom s Estrada Palma asks for US intervention

Event
1907

Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game

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1908

Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)

Birth
1908

Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)

Birth
1908

Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP

Birth
1910

Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh

Event
1911

Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)

Birth
1911

Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)

Birth
1911

Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)

Birth