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23rd August 1927 (84 Years)
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born anarchists convicted of murder in Braintree, Massachusetts, are executed via electric chair.
23rd August 1942 (69 Years)
WWII: The Battle of Stalingrad, fought between Nazi Germany allies and the Soviet Union over control of the city of Stalingrad, begins.
23rd August 1942 (69 Years)
The Battle of Stalingrad starts, major WWII battle in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia.
23rd August 1946 (65 Years)
Keith Moon, English musician best known as the drummer of the English rock group the Who, is born.
24th August 1215 (796 Years)
Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
24th August 1875 (136 Years)
Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel.
25th August 1867 (144 Years)
Michael Faraday, English scientist known for his contribution in electromagnetism, died.
25th August 1930 (81 Years)
Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer, is born.
25th August 1958 (53 Years)
Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter, was born.
25th August 1984 (27 Years)
Truman Capote, the American author and playwright, died.
26th August 1666 (345 Years)
Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator, died.
26th August 1768 (243 Years)
Captain James Cook set sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
26th August 1813 (198 Years)
Battle of Dresden, Napoleon I against the Sixth Coalition.
26th August 1813 (198 Years)
Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter, is born.
26th August 1910 (101 Years)
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, was born.
26th August 1974 (37 Years)
Charles Lindbergh, the American aviation pioneer, died.
27th August 1890 (121 Years)
Man Ray, American-French modernist painter and photographer, is born.
27th August 1965 (46 Years)
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, died.
28th August 1963 (48 Years)
Martin Luther King Jr says his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
28th August 1987 (24 Years)
John Marcellus Huston, American film director, screenwriter and actor died.
28th August 1987 (24 Years)
Nicolas Roeg discusses John Huston's work. The American film director, screenwriter and actor died on this day.
29th August 1780 (231 Years)
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French Neoclassical painter, is born in Montauban, France.
29th August 1842 (169 Years)
The signing of the Treaty of Nanjing end the First Opium War.
29th August 1915 (96 Years)
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress who won three Academy Awards, is born.
29th August 1950 (61 Years)
Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
29th August 1958 (53 Years)
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor, was born.
29th August 1982 (29 Years)
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress who won 3 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress, died.
29th August 2003 (8 Years)
Patrick Procktor, English artist, dies.
30th August 1716 (295 Years)
Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, English landscape architect, was born.
30th August 1748 (263 Years)
Jacques-Louis David, French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the pre-eminent painter of the era, was born.

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