On August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet
Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop
Pact, affirming a policy of non-aggression between the two
countries. In a secret addendum, the two nations also agreed on how
they would conquer and divide Poland. The Pact ended when Germany
invaded the USSR on June 21, 1941Learn
more about relations between Nazi Germany and the Soviet
Union from Yale University.
On August 23, 1927, Sacco and Vanzetti were
executed in the Massachusetts State Prison for a 1920 armored-car
more about their sensational trial. The two
Italian immigrants were officially exonerated by Massachusetts
Governor Michael Dukakis in 1977.