TODAY IN HISTORY - August 23rd:

1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
2005 - Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a category 5 hurricane

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1934 - Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)
1949 - Shelley Long, Fort Wayne Indiana, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit)
1978 - Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

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