About July 23

July 23, 2022 is the 204th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 183 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 23

  • 1829
    In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
  • 1840
    The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
  • 1874
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1914
    Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia will reject those demands and Austria will declare war on July 28.
  • 1929
    The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • 1940
    The United States’ Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • 1945
    The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • 1952
    General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
  • 1972
    The United States launch Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
  • 1974
    The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1988
    General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 1992
    Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
  • 1995
    Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
  • 1999
    ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.

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