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This Day in History: Aug. 23

On this day, Aug. 23 …

2008: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduces Joe Biden as his choice for vice president.his running mate.

Also on this day:

  • 1305: Scottish leader William Wallace is executed in London.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.
  • 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 2000: Approximately 51.7 million people watch the season finale of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS.   

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