23rd August

Events

 Bomb hits hotel in Pattani, Thailand, killing one and injuring 292016 Bomb hits hotel in Pattani, Thailand, killing one and injuring 29

2016 Two soldiers killed in roadside bomb attack by terrorists in Şırnak province bordering Iraq

At least one person is dead after two planes collided at a Swiss airshow, Dittingen2015 At least one person is dead after two planes collided at a Swiss airshow, Dittingen

2015 12 people died in the Afghan capital Kabul after a suicide attacker targeted a NATO vehicle

TANS Perú Flight 2042005 TANS Perú Flight 204

 Osama bin Laden issued message entitled: 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying land of the two holy places'1996 Osama bin Laden issued message entitled: 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying land of the two holy places'

The West German and East German governments announced they would reunite as a single nation on 3 October1990 The West German and East German governments announced they would reunite as a single nation on 3 October

The Baltic Way1989 The Baltic Way

ABBA: SOS1974 ABBA: SOS

1962 John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Mount Pleasant Registry Office, Liverpool

US B-24 bomber crashed into a school in Freckleton, Lancashire: 61 died, including 38 children1944 US B-24 bomber crashed into a school in Freckleton, Lancashire: 61 died, including 38 children

 727 RAF bombers dropped 1,700 tons of explosives on Berlin, Germany1943 727 RAF bombers dropped 1,700 tons of explosives on Berlin, Germany

The Battle of Stalingrad began. Hitler's defeat in this battle proved the major turning point in WW21942 The Battle of Stalingrad began. Hitler's defeat in this battle proved the major turning point in WW2

Hebron Massacre:  Arab attack Brit Mandate Palestine Jewish community—133 Jews killed1929 Hebron Massacre: Arab attack Brit Mandate Palestine Jewish community—133 Jews killed

1927 Italian Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in US after a controversial trial

Sejny Uprising1919 Sejny Uprising

WW1: Japan declares war on Germany & soon besieges the German base at Tsingtao, China1914 WW1: Japan declares war on Germany & soon besieges the German base at Tsingtao, China

1839 Britain captured Hong Kong

Scottish hero William Wallace was hanged, beheaded, and quartered in London1305 Scottish hero William Wallace was hanged, beheaded, and quartered in London

King John of England married Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral1200 King John of England married Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral

0 Octavian ordered the execution of the only child of Caesar and Cleopatra- Caesarion (aged 17)

0 Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Marc Antony

Born

Jēkabs Dombrovskis1880 Jēkabs Dombrovskis (69 years old)

Alfrēds  Kalniņš1879 Alfrēds Kalniņš (72 years old)

Kārlis Augusts Vilhelms Ulmanis1877 Kārlis Augusts Vilhelms Ulmanis (65 years old)

Vilhelmīne Minna Karolīne Anlīze Oglevica1863 Vilhelmīne Minna Karolīne Anlīze Oglevica (78 years old)

Luijs XVI Burbons1754 Luijs XVI Burbons (38 years old)

Died

Miervaldis Ādamsons1946 Miervaldis Ādamsons (36 years old)

Harijs Lazdiņš1988 Harijs Lazdiņš (78 years old)

Beate Silvija Zirdziņš1944 Beate Silvija Zirdziņš (22 years old)

Teodors Zeltiņš1991 Teodors Zeltiņš (76 years old)

Viktors Petraševics2003 Viktors Petraševics (78 years old)