August 23rd- This Day In History

August 23 is the 235th day of the year There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.

+ 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

+ 1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.

+ 1991 – The World Wide Web is opened to the public.

( Births ) 

+ 1917 – Tex Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)

+ 1934 – Sonny Jurgensen, American football player and sportscaster

+ 1946 – Keith Moon, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1978)

+ 1949 – Shelley Long, American actress

+ 1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

+ 1978 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball player and businessman

+ 1990 – Seth Curry, American basketball player

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