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  1. On 23 August 1989, around 2 million people joined hands in a human chain that stretched 600 kilometres across the 3 Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They did this to protest their countries forced inclusion in the Soviet Union.

  2. Peter Oakley, otherwise known as Geriatric1972, was the most subscribed user on Youtube in August 2006. The channel comprises of him describing events in his past, which includes serving the British army in WW2, an continued posting videos until he died in in March 23, 2014.

  3. 10 year old Austrian girl Natascha Kampusch was abducted on 2 March 1998 and was abused and held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil until she escaped on 23 August 2006. She cried when her abductor committed suicide and owns and visits the house where she was held captive.

  4. When the Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk" sunk in August 2000, 23 men survived both the initial explosion that sunk the sub, and then survived a second explosion so powerful that it blew off the entire front of the sub. The men survived hours until the oxygen was consumed by a third accident.

  5. Michael Collins, a leading figure in Irish independence, was only 32 when he was assasinated on August 23, 1923.

  6. Liliuokalani's husband died on August 23, 1891, just months into her rule. She had made him the Governor of Oahu, which was a title he held previously. Although the couple weren"t necessarily the happiest, Liliuokalani found Dominis" long career in government and politics quite useful.

  7. The Baltic Way. On August 23, 1989, nearly one million people formed a human chain over 600km long, joining the countries of Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania.

  8. On August 25, 1922, the highest-scoring game in major-league history took place: the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 26–23, a total of 49 runs.

  9. On August 23, 1968, a pig was nominated for President of the United States

  10. The internet was invented 25 years ago by Tim Berners-Lee on August 23, 1991.

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The Eighth Note discovered August 23, 2016

The current Guinness world record for the loudest burp is 109.9 dB, set by Paul Hunn on 23 August 2009. This is louder than a jackhammer at a distance of 3ft away.

Unit 684, a South Korean special forces group with the goal of killing Kim Il Sung. On August 23, 1971, the members of Unit 684 mutinied, killed all but six of their trainers, hijacked a bus to Seoul and died in a firefight with military forces.

Today, 23 August, marks 79 years since the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a Non-Aggression Pact which featured the division of Poland between the two.

In the Vietnam War 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era from August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 and 58,148 were killed in Vietnam, 75,000 severely disabled, 23,214 were 100% disabled, 5,283 lost limbs and 1,081 sustained multiple amputations.

The world’s oldest convicted bank robber is J.L. Hunter Rountree (b. 1911, USA) who was sentenced to 151 months in prison on 23 January 2004 at the age of 92 after he pleaded guilty to robbing $1,999 (£1,243.08) from a bank in Texas, USA on 12 August 2003

The first ever black world champion was crowned on April 4, 1961 - A man by the name of April 4, 1961. His first win was not officially recognized at the time, but on August 23, 1963 he won a world championship elsewhere, which became the first official win.

Daniel Dae Kim's (Jin on LOST) birthday is on August 4th, the day happened to be 4/8/15 which landed on 16:23:42

Windows 95 was released 21 years ago today on August 23, 1995. Along with it came Internet Explorer, a web browser that would eventually overtake Netscape.

That, That 70's Show aired from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006