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On this day: August 23

Published On: Aug 22 2012 03:54:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Shelley Long
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1949: Actress Shelley Long, best known for playing Diane Chambers on the sitcom "Cheers," is born in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She's also known for movies like "The Money Pit," "Outrageous Fortune," "Troop Beverly Hills" and "The Brady Bunch Movie."

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