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This Day in History

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Born on this day
1912  - American actor, dancer and singer, Gene Kelly, is born. [more]
Australian History
1836  - William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand, arrives in New South Wales, Australia. [more]
World History
1617  - The first one-way streets are opened in London. [more]
1899  - The first ship-to-shore wireless message is received. [more]
1990  - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein provokes outrage when he appears on television with western hostages. [more]
2001  - A French stuntman hangs from the statue of Liberty for half an hour when a stunt goes wrong. [more]

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