Today In History

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 1997

In 1838: One of the first colleges for women, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Mass., graduated its first students.

In 1927: Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery. (Sacco and Vanzetti were vindicated in 1977 by Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.)

In 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.

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