About August 23

August 23, 2021 is the 235th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 162 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 23

  • 406
    Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by the Roman army under Stilicho.
  • 1572
    Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
  • 1595
    Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
  • 1708
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1813
    At the Battle of Grossbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bülow repulse the French army.
  • 1873
    Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
  • 1904
    The automobile tire chain is patented.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
  • 1927
    Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • 1929
    Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
  • 1942
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 1943
    World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1946
    Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1954
    First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
  • 1958
    Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People’s Liberation Army’s bombardment of Quemoy.
  • 1973
    A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 1996
    Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
  • 2007
    The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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