TODAY IN HISTORY (8)
Today In History
August 23 In History
“1991 – Tim Berners-Lee opens the World
Wide Web (WWW) to new users.”
1914 – World War I: Japan declares war on
Germany and bombs Qingdao , China.
1914 – World War I: Battle of Mons : The
British Army begins withdrawal.
1923 – Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant
John P. Richter performed the first mid-air
refueling on De Havilland DH-4B , setting an
endurance flight record of 37 hours.
1948 – World Council of Churches is
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first
photograph of Earth from orbit around the
1970 – Organized by Mexican American
labor union leader César Chávez , the Salad
Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in
U.S. history, begins.
1993 – The Galileo spacecraft discovers a
moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida , the
first known asteroid moon .
2011 – A magnitude 5.8 (class: moderate)
earthquake occurs in Virginia. Damage occurs
to monuments and structures in Washington
D.C. and the resulted damage is estimated at
$200 million–$300 million USD.
2011 – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is
overthrown after the National Transitional
Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia
compound during the Libyan Civil War.
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