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 - Saddam Hussein
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1990: Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages), including 5-year-old Stuart Lockwood, to try to prevent the Gulf War.

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