On this day: August 23

Posted: 4:54 PM EDT Aug 22, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 23, 2015

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 - Muammar Gaddafi
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2011: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown after rebel forces take control of his Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan civil war. He would eventually be captured and killed by rebels on Oct. 20, 2011.


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    Dr Pepper is served for the first time, Ford introduces the first moving assembly line, Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus, and TWA completes its last flight, all on this day.