About July 23

July 23, 2021 is the 204th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 193 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 23

  • 1677
    Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
  • 1829
    In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
  • 1874
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • 1926
    Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • 1929
    The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • 1936
    In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.
  • 1942
    Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1952
    The European Coal and Steel community is established.
  • 1961
    The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
  • 1962
    Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • 1962
    The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • 1970
    Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 1995
    Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
  • 1997
    Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
  • 1999
    ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.

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