This happened today, August 23..

1900 – Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.

1950 – Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.

1978 – Kobe Bryant was born.







1999 – NYC reports first cases of West Nile virus. 

2008 – Madonna began her “Sticky & Sweet” tour. When the tour ended it was the highest grossing tour on record.