What happened this day in history July 23

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 451,944 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 193 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 3,136 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 1793
    Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
  • 1984
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 1997
    Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1906
    Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian nationalist (d. 1931)
  • 1952
    Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (d. 2008)
  • 1957
    Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • 1964
    Nick Menza, drummer (Megadeth))
  • 1965
    Slash, English-born American guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1973
    Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
  • 1977
    Shawn Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982
    Zanjoe Marudo, Filipino actor
  • 1992
    Amanda Wilson, English singer

Who died on July 23?

  • 1403
    Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
  • 1531
    Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, French nobleman, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers (birth year unknown)
  • 1562
    Gotz von Berlichingen, German Imperial Knight and mercenary (b. 1480)
  • 1923
    Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 1948
    D. W. Griffith, American film director (b. 1875)
  • 1993
    James R. Jordan, Sr., American soldier and murder victim, father of Michael Jordan (b. 1936)
  • 1997
    Chūhei Nambu, Japanese long and triple jumper (b. 1904)
  • 2002
    William Luther Pierce, American white nationalist and novelist (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Tor Kamata, American-Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2008
    Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)

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