On this day: August 23

Published On: Aug 22 2012 03:54:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2015 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 - Shamu
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1971: The original Shamu, SeaWorld orca, dies at SeaWorld San Diego. She was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and the fourth ever captured. After her death, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld orca shows.

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