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On this day: August 23

POSTED: 01:54 PM PDT Aug 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 22, 2013 

King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup, and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.

OTD August 23 - Michael Jackson
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1993: The Los Angeles Police Department formally announces that Michael Jackson is the subject a criminal investigation after accusations of child molestation. The investigation is inconclusive and no charges are ever filed. The singer's insurance carrier later comes to a $22 million out-of-court settlement with the boy's family.

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