Historical Events for 23rd August 2018

1514 – Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1910 – Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1916 – Military court of Berlin sentences socialist Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
1926 – 40th U.S. Women’s National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)
1950 – Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1953 – Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1969 – 30th Venice Film Festival opens
1970 – Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
1990 – US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
2013 – UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre

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