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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1911

Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)

Birth
1911

British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

Event
1912

Jara Ribnikar, writer

Birth
1912

Lord Kissin, president (GPG)

Birth
1912

Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)

Birth
1913

Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant

Birth
1913

Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show)

Birth
1913

Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer

Birth
1914

-24] German troops plunder Belgium

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1914

Battle at Mons: general von Klucks troops beat Britten

Event
1914

Japan declares war on Germany in World War I

Event
1914

Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks

Death
1914

George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies

Death
1914

Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium

Event
1915

Czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army

Event
1916

Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years

Event
1916

Mary Ward, [Myra Syri‰r], actress (Jenny Kissed Me, Playing for Keeps)

Birth
1917

Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks and 11 whites killed)

Event
1918

Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)

Birth
1919

"Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune

Event
1919

James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)

Birth
1919

Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)

Birth
1920

Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)

Birth
1920

M R Rinehart and A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC

Event
1921

Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)

Birth