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James Butler 4th Earl of Ormond (23 May 1393 – 22 or August 1452) was the son of James Butler 3rd Earl of Ormond. He was called ‘The White Earl’ […]
Described by Discovery as a commercial free hour of MythBusters mashups hosted by none other than Kari Byron the show features about ten minutes of new material – experiments and […]
Ruth Baker Pratt (August 24 1877 – August 23 1965) was an American politician and the first congresswoman to be elected from New York.
Antonio Tony Ducks Corallo (February 12 1913 – August 23 2000) was a New York City mobster and boss of the Lucchese crime family. Corallo exercised a tremendous control over […]
Direct Relief (formerly known as Direct Relief International) is a nonprofit organization based in Goleta California that focuses on improving the quality of life by bringing critically needed medicines and […]
Keith Alan Huewen (born 23 August 1957 in Southend-on-Sea Essex) is a retired British Grand Prix motorbike road racer and current television broadcaster with BT Sport where he commentates primarily […]
124 Alkeste is a large main-belt asteroid. It is an S-type in composition. C.H.F. Peters discovered the asteroid on August 23 1872 from the observatory at Hamilton College New York […]
Elizabeth Minter is a former Australian professional tennis player. She was born on 23 August 1965 in Australia and played on the WTA tour from 1980 to 1990. She now […]
Joseph Rogers Underwood (October 24 1791 – August 23 1876) was a lawyer judge United States Representative and Senator from Kentucky.Joseph Underwood was born in Goochland County Virginia the brother […]
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from August 23 to September 20 1947.
Oleg Stanislavovich Tataurov (Russian: Олег Станиславович Татауров; born 23 August 1972 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian figure skater who competed internationally for the Soviet Union and after its dissolution […]
Orasmus Cole (August 23 1819 – May 5 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.Born in Cazenovia New York Cole attended the common schools and graduated from Union College Schenectady […]
David Alexander Wolf (born 23 August 1956) is an American astronaut medical doctor electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle […]
George Clement Perkins (August 23 1839 – February 26 1923) was a U.S. Republican politician who was the 14th governor of California from January 8 1880 to January 10 1883 […]
Luís Jorge Sá Silva (born 23 August 1990 in Benguela) is an Angolan racing driver currently competing in the GP3 Series with Carlin.He competes under a Macanese competition licence as […]
Fu Haifeng (born August 23 1983 in Jieyang Guangdong) is a Chinese badminton player from China.
STONe (ストーン Sutoon) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Sin-Ichi Hiromoto. Kodansha released the two bound volumes of the manga on April 23 2002 and August 23 2002 […]
Mario Robbe (born 23 August 1973 in Tilburg) is a Dutch darts player currently playing in British Darts Organisation events.
John Darlington Newcomer (born August 23 1867 Shippensburg Pennsylvania— died June 12 1931 Charleston South Carolina) was an American architect whose practice focused on Charleston South Carolina in the early […]
Jay Nady (born August 23 1947) is a championship boxing referee and the uncle of San Diego Padres outfielder Xavier Nady.