About July 23

July 23, 2024 is the 205th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 190 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.
  • 1821
    While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
  • 1833
    Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
  • 1881
    The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • 1908
    The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.
  • 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.
  • 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
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig 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.
  • 1967
    12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

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