What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 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 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 478,248 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 ‘dihectapentagon’ day.

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 190 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 4,232 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1927
    The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
  • 1942
    Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
  • 1945
    The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • 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?

  • 1838
    Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (d. 1910)
  • 1938
    Götz George, German actor
  • 1940
    Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian banker and economist (d. 2010)
  • 1981
    Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
  • 1985
    Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer

Who died on July 23?

  • 1531
    Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, French nobleman, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers (birth year unknown)
  • 1916
    Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1997
    Chūhei Nambu, Japanese long and triple jumper (b. 1904)
  • 2002
    William Luther Pierce, American white nationalist and novelist (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)

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