About July 23

July 23, 2020 is the 205th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On July 23

  • 1632
    Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
  • 1821
    While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
  • 1829
    In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
  • 1833
    Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
  • 1936
    In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.
  • 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
    Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1952
    The European Coal and Steel community is established.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
  • 1999
    ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.

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