On August 25, 1997, Egon Krenz, the former of East Germany was convicted of
On August 25, 1997, Egon Krenz, the former of East Germany was convicted of for promulgating a policy of
On August 19, 1692, 5 people - four men and a woman - were executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more about the Salem Witch Trials.
On August 19, 1960, US spy-plane pilot Francis Gary
Powers was sentenced to 10-years in prison by the Soviet Union after
being convicted of espionage. Powers was captured and tried by the
USSR after his U-2 was shot down while flying a mission over Soviet
airspace. In 1962, Powers was returned to the US as part of a
Read documents about Francis Gary Powers from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and learn more about the spy-plane incident from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.