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 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

  • 1862
    American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
  • 1874
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1881
    The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
  • 1940
    The United States’ Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1961
    The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
  • 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?

  • 1924
    Gavin Lambert, British-born American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Queen Te Atairangikaahu of the New Zealand Māori (d. 2006)
  • 1936
    Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1943
    Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Tony Joe White, American singer and songwriter
  • 1951
    Michael McConnohie, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Annie Sprinkle, American porn star and performance artist
  • 1961
    Woody Harrelson, American actor
  • 1982
    Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Daniel Radcliffe, English actor

Who died on July 23?

  • 1536
    Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, bastard son of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1519)
  • 1727
    Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. c. 1661)
  • 1916
    Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1941
    George Lyman Kittredge, American English literature scholar and Harvard University professor (b. 1860)
  • 1942
    Andy Ducat, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1886)
  • 1971
    Van Heflin, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1983
    Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1996
    Jean Muir, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Eudora Welty, American writer (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)

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