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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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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, 25,012,800 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 1881
    The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1920
    Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • 1931
    Queen Te Atairangikaahu of the New Zealand Māori (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Dino Danelli, drummer (Young Rascals)
  • 1975
    Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
  • 1979
    Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer

Who died on July 23?

  • 1793
    Roger Sherman, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1721)
  • 1951
    Henri Philippe Pétain, French leader of Vichy France (b. 1856)
  • 1982
    Giorgos Gavriilidis, Greek actor (b. 1906)
  • 2001
    Eudora Welty, American writer (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)

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