Ephemeris of August 23

Ephemeris of August 23

1939: The USSR and the Third Reich sign in Moscow a a pact of non-agression for 10 years, accompanied by secret protocols providing for the division of Eastern Europe into zones of influence.

1791: The slaves of the French colony ofSanto Domingo (now Haiti) are rising up. It was the start of a revolutionary process that saw the colony become independent from France in 1804.

1305: The NobliauWilliam wallace, hero of the Scottish struggle for independence is quartered in public square in London for having opposed by arms to the King of England: Edward I.



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