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What are the important events that happened on July 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 23 is the 204th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 416,880 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetragon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac 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 211 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,675 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1974
    The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1503
    Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Queen consort of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1547)
  • 1894
    Arthur Treacher, English character actor (d. 1975)
  • 1947
    Gardner Dozois, American science fiction writer and editor
  • 1970
    Sam Watters, singer, songwriter, record producer
  • 1985
    Matthew Colin Bailey, American designer

Who died on July 23?

  • 1562
    Gotz von Berlichingen, German Imperial Knight and mercenary (b. 1480)
  • 1941
    George Lyman Kittredge, American English literature scholar and Harvard University professor (b. 1860)
  • 1951
    Henri Philippe Pétain, French leader of Vichy France (b. 1856)
  • 1985
    Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1990
    Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese developer of television (b. 1899)

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