Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for the 23rd of August 2019:
34th calendar week, 235th day of the year
Still 130 days to the end of the year
Astrological sign Leo
Name day: pink
2018 - Marine biologist Antje Boetius from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven and wastewater researchers from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research Leipzig share the German Environmental Award. He is endowed with 500,000 euros.
2011 - The extreme mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner reaches the summit of the 8611 meter high K2. This makes the Austrian the first woman to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders without additional oxygen.
1999 - Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is governed again from Berlin. Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) and his cabinet are taking up work on the new parliament and government seat.
1989 - More than two million people form the "Baltic Road" from Vilnius via Riga to Tallinn - a human chain that spans more than 600 kilometers across the Baltics. Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians demonstrate for their independence from the Soviet Union.
1946 - North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein are founded by the British military government.
1939 - In Moscow, the German-Soviet non-aggression pact ("Hitler-Stalin pact") is signed. A secret supplementary agreement governs the division of spheres of interest in Eastern Europe.
1924 - By merging several clubs, the AS Monaco is founded. Therein also the 1919 founded AS Monaco football club goes on.
1887 - Great Britain introduces the designation of origin "made in ..." for the protection of its own goods.
1866 - The Peace of Prague ends the German war between Austria and Prussia. Austria must agree to the dissolution of the German Confederation and the foundation of a North German Confederation led by Prussia.
1979 - Friederike Kempter (40), German actress ("Oh Boy", "Tatort Münster")
1959 - Edwyn Collins (60), Scottish pop singer and songwriter ("A Girl Like You")
1949 - Shelley Long (70), American actress ("Gifts are still too expensive")
1949 - Rick Springfield (70), Australian-American musician ("Jessie's Girl") and actor
1929 - Vera Miles (90), American actress ("Psycho", "The Black Hawk")
2018 - Dieter Thomas Heck, German showmaster, host of the "ZDF hit parade" (1969-84), born. 1937
1989 - Ronald David Laing, British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (book "The Shared Self"), leading figure of the anti-authoritarian movement of the 1960s, b. 1927