On this day: August 23

POSTED: 2:54 PM Aug 22 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 23 2013

King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup, and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.

OTD August 23 - Sacco and Vanzetti
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Boston Public Library

1927: After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.

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