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 2022 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, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,658,534,400 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 ‘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 183 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 3,501 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 1829
    In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
  • 1840
    The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
  • 1927
    The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The United States launch Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
  • 1974
    The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government.
  • 1982
    The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 1992
    Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
  • 2005
    Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1503
    Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Queen consort of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1547)
  • 1901
    Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1940
    Don Imus, American talk radio host
  • 1944
    Dino Danelli, drummer (Young Rascals)
  • 1967
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
  • 1970
    Charisma Carpenter, American actress
  • 1971
    Joel Stein, American journalist
  • 1972
    Floyd Reifer, West Indian cricketer
  • 1979
    Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1989
    Daniel Radcliffe, English actor

Who died on July 23?

  • 1373
    Bridget of Sweden, Swedish mystic and saint, founder of the Bridgettine Order (b. 1303)
  • 1757
    Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (b. 1685)
  • 1793
    Roger Sherman, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1721)
  • 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)
  • 1951
    Robert J. Flaherty, American filmmaker (b. 1884)
  • 2002
    William Luther Pierce, American white nationalist and novelist (b. 1933)
  • 2004
    Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)

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