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, 27,116,640 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 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

  • 1677
    Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
  • 1793
    Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
  • 1927
    The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
  • 1936
    In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.
  • 1945
    The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • 1961
    The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1864
    Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician (d. 1903)
  • 1898
    Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1901
    Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1906
    Vladimir Prelog, Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    M. H. Abrams, American literary critic and writer
  • 1928
    Vera Rubin, American astronomer
  • 1964
    Nick Menza, drummer (Megadeth))
  • 1973
    Francis Healy, English-born Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Travis)
  • 1977
    Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)

Who died on July 23?

  • 1584
    John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  • 1781
    John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1923
    Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 1955
    Cordell Hull, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
  • 1993
    James R. Jordan, Sr., American soldier and murder victim, father of Michael Jordan (b. 1936)
  • 2002
    William Luther Pierce, American white nationalist and novelist (b. 1933)
  • 2003
    James E. Davis, New York City police officer and councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • 2005
    Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)

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