On this day: August 23

Published On: Aug 22 2012 03:54:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2016 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 - Kobe Bryant
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1978: Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who has won five NBA titles in his career before retiring after the 2015-16 season, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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