Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today In History! 8/23 - 2011


I love educational things, not just for the kids but for me as well! I thought it would be nice to do a Today in History, since I just joined the History Channel Club and I found some stuff I didn't otherwise know!

Today In History:

American Revolution
Aug 23, 1784:
State of Franklin Declares Independence

On this day in 1784, four counties in western North Carolina declare their independence as the state of Franklin. The counties lay in what would eventually become Tennessee. [Read More...]

World War I
Aug 23, 1914:
Battle of Mons

On August 23, 1914, in their first confrontation on European soil since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, four divisions of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), commanded by Sir John French, struggle with the German 1st Army over the 60-foot-wide Mons Canal in Belgium, near the French frontier. [Read More...]

World War II
Aug 23, 1939:
The Hitler-Stalin Pact

On this day in 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression pact, stunning the world, given their diametrically opposed ideologies. But the dictators were, despite appearances, both playing to their own political needs. [Read More...]

Aug 23, 2006:
Austrian teen escapes after eight years in captivity.

Natascha Kampusch, an Austrian teenager who was kidnapped at age 10, escapes from her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil, after more than eight years. Shortly after her escape, Priklopil committed suicide. [Read More...]

There are more for today you can research here!

**Disclosure: This post is for entertainment only. No compensation was received.

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