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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The United States launch Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
  • 1983
    The Sri Lankan Civil War begins with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Terrorist group. In the subsequent riots of Black July, about 1,000 Tamils are slaughtered, some 400,000 Tamils flee to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, India and many find refuge in Europe and Canada.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2005
    Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

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