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 - Eugene Bullard
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U.S. Air Force

1994: Eugene Bullard, one of two known black combat pilots in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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