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    History in 23rd Aug

  • Fannie Farmer opens school

    Fannie Farmer, author of the famous cookbook, opened Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston.
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  • Confederate spy Rose Greenhow arrested

    Allen Pinkerton, head of the secret service agency, placed Confederate spy Rose Greenhow under house arrest in Washington, D.C.
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  • Hitler-Stalin pact made

    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, pledging non-aggression between the two powers and effectively dividing Eastern Europe between them. This pact allows Adolf Hitler to invade Poland, compelling Great Britain and France to declare war.

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