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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 205th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,469,232,000 seconds 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 ‘dihectapentagon’ 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 189 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 1,310 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 1908
    The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
  • 2005
    Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1923
    Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Ronny Cox, American actor
  • 1948
    John Hall, American politician and songwriter
  • 1961
    Martin Gore, English musician and songwriter (Depeche Mode)
  • 1964
    Uwe Barth, German politician

Who died on July 23?

  • 1920
    Conrad Kohrs, German-born American rancher (b. 1835)
  • 1930
    Glenn Curtiss, American aviation pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1932
    Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • 1971
    Van Heflin, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 2003
    Yvonne Sanson, Greek actress (b. 1926)

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