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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

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1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 23 – Shelley Long, Rick Springfield and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Shelley Long
Age: 63
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Emmy-winning role as snooty Diane Chambers on the iconic hit TV series ‘Cheers,’ playing mom Carol Brady in ‘The Brady Bunch’ movie franchise, other film roles in ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ and ‘Dr. T & the Women,’ and a recurring role on the series ‘Modern Family’

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This Day in Sports History — August 22

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 22:

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This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More

565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland (More info)

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 22 – Tori Amos, Kristen Wiig and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tori Amos
Age: 49
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Selling more than 12 million albums worldwide, songs such as ‘Cornflake Girl,’ ‘God’ and ‘A Sorta Fairytale,’ her bright red hair, and being one of the few alternative artists to use a piano as her primary instrument

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This Day in Sports History — August 21

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 21:

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 21 – Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Kim Cattrall
Age: 56
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her roles in the films ‘Police Academy, ‘Mannequin’ and ‘Porky’s,’ and playing lusty Samantha Jones in the ‘Sex and the City’ television and movie franchises

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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 20

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 20:

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