This Day In History — William Wallace Executed

August 23

1305
Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.

1914
Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.

1926
Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.

1927
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery, despite worldwide protests.

1939
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.

Birthdays

Louis XVI

1754–93, king of France (1774–92).

Arnold Toynbee

economist (1852)

Edgar Lee Masters

writer (1868)

Gene Kelly

dancer (1912)

Shelley Long

actress (1949)

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