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Famous Events For July 23

Famous Events For July 23 – Today In History

July 23: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 23 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 23rd July 1148: Damascus was attacked by Crusaders today.
2. 23rd July 1253: By order of Pope Innocent IV, Jews were expelled from Vienne France.
3. 23rd July 1298: In the Rindfleisch Persecution, the Jewish community was massacred in Wurzburg Germany.


4. 23rd July 1453: The Gentse rebellion was crushed by Phillip the Good at the battle at Gavere.
5. 23rd July 1532: The Peace of Nuremberg was signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League today.
6. 23rd July 1540: Janos Sigismund Zapoilay was recognized by Turkey as the vassal king of Hungary.
7. 23rd July 1558: Lamoraal, the Count of Egmont defeated France at the battle of Grevelingen.
8. 23rd July 1632: Three hundred colonists who were bound for New France departed from Dieppe, France.
9. 23rd July 1664: 4 British ships arrived in Boston to drive out the Dutch from New York.

18th Century – What Happened on July 23 – The 1700s

10. 23rd July 1726: The founding father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin returned to Philadelphia today.
11. 23rd July 1745: Charles Edward Stuart landed at Eriskay Island, Hebrides today.


12. 23rd July 1764: Views on taxation without representation were published by James Otis.
13. 23rd July 1793: Mainz was conquered by the Prussians.
14. 23rd July 1798: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Alexandria in Egypt today.

19th Century – July 23 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. 23rd July 1803: In Dublin, Robert Emmett leads a rebellion.
16. 23rd July 1827: In Boston, Massachusetts the first US swimming school was opened today.
17. 23rd July 1829: America’s first typewriter “typographer” was patented today by William Austin Burt.
18. 23rd July 1833: Cornerstones were laid today for the construction of the Kirtland temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
19. 23rd July 1840: The British Parliament passed the Union Act for uniting Upper and Lower Canada today.
20. 23rd July 1848: The Italian War of Independence began with the battle of Custoza.
21. 23rd July 1850: Nathan K Hall of New York took office as the 17th Postmaster General.


22. 23rd July 1851: Sioux Indians and the US today signed the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux.
23. 23rd July 1852: The first interment took place today at the US National Cemetery at Presidio.
24. 23rd July 1858: The British Parliament passed the Jewish Disabilities Removal Act today.
25. 23rd July 1863: Alexandra Park was opened today in North London.
26. 23rd July 1868: All England Lawn Tennis Club was founded today. It was named the All England Croquet Club. The name was changed to All England Tennis and Croquet Club in 1877.
27. 23rd July 1870: Empress Eugenie was appointed as Regent of France by Emperor Napoleon III.
28. 23rd July 1872: Patent for “lubricators for steam engines” was granted to Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor.
29. 23rd July 1874: Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos was appointed as Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa today.
30. 23rd July 1877: Cincinnati Southern, the 1st US municipal railroad, commenced operations today.
31. 23rd July 1888: John Boyd Dunlop applied for a patent for the pneumatic tire today.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 23rd – The 1900

32. 23rd July 1900: The Pan-African Congress met in London today.
33. 23rd July 1900: The Canadian government reviewed its immigration policy and prohibited criminals and paupers from landing in Canada.
34. 23rd July 1904: During the St Louis World Fair the Ice cream cone was created and the first cone was created by Charles E Menches.
35. 23rd July 1906: In Odessa, Ukraine there was organized killing of Jews.
36. 23rd July 1913: The Jewish community Rechovot in Palestine was attacked by the Arabs.
37. 23rd July 1917: Cleveland Metropolitan Park District was established today.
38. 23rd July 1920: British South Africa was renamed Kenya and it became the British Crown Colony.

39. 23rd July 1921: Formation of Chinese Communist Party under the guidance of Henk Sneevliet.
40. 23rd July 1929: In Italy, the Fascist government banned the use of foreign words.
41. 23rd July 1930: An earthquake struck the Italian town of Ariano. An estimated 1500 people were killed in the quake.
42. 23rd July 1931: France expressed its inability to send a team to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.
43. 23rd July 1934: In cricket, Don Bradman of Australia completed 304 runs at Headingley. He took 430 minutes and struck 43 fours and 2 sixers.
44. 23rd July 1937: Yale University announces isolation of pituitary hormone.
45. 23rd July 1942: Rostow was conquered by German troops today.
46. 23rd July 1942: Adolf Hitler ordered the army to advance on Stalingrad through directive no 45.
47. 23rd July 1942: During World War II the German plan to gain control over the Caucasus code-named “Operation Edelweiss” commenced today.
48. 23rd July 1943: The battle of Kursk between German and Soviet forces ended today with the defeat of the German forces who lost 6000 tanks in the battle.

49. 23rd July 1944: US forces occupied Pisa in Italy today.
50. 23rd July 1947: The first US Navy’s air squadron of Jets at Quonset Point in Rhode Island.
51. 23rd July 1948: Henry Wallace was nominated for President by the Progressive Party today.
52. 23rd July 1949: England’s Brian Close made a test cricket debut at the age of 18 years 149 days.
53. 23rd July 1952: In Egypt, General Neguib seized power and overthrew the Monarchy today.
54. 23rd July 1956: The Bell X-2 rocket plane established a world record for aircraft speed of 3,050 kph.
55. 23rd July 1959: Vice-President Richard Nixon of the United States commenced his visit to the USSR today.
56. 23rd July 1960: Betsy Rawls won her 4 Open title in the US Open Women’s Golf at Worchester CC. She was one stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske.
57. 23rd July 1961: American Opera singer Grace Bumbry performed at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany earning 42 curtain calls. She was the first black singer to perform at the festival.
58. 23rd July 1962: The International agreement on the neutrality of Lagos was signed today.

59. 23rd July 1964: Egyptian ammunition ship “Star of Alexandria” exploded at dockside in Bone, Algeria. The explosion killed 100 people, injured 160, and caused damage of $20 million.
60. 23rd July 1966: The Cavern Club in Liverpool re-opened today.
61. 23rd July 1967: Dr. Starzl conducted the first successful liver transplant on 19-month-old Julie Rodriguez at the University of Colorado.
62. 23rd July 1968: Race riots broke out in Cleveland today. Eleven people including 3 police officers were killed in the riots.
63. 23rd July 1969: Nuclear test performed by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalatinsk USSR.
64. 23rd July 1970: Stormont government (Northern Ireland Parliament) imposed a ban on parades and public processions till January 1971.
65. 23rd July 1972: The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite was launched today.
66. 23rd July 1973: USSR performed its nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/ Semipalatinsk USSR.
67. 23rd July 1980: Soyuz 37 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6. One cosmonaut was Vietnamese.

68. 23rd July 1986: King Hassan II of Morocco met Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres today.
69. 23rd July 1990: Billy Nair, the South African Workers Union leader was arrested today.
70. 23rd July 1995: Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered today. It will become visible to the naked eye about a year later.
71. 23rd July 1999: Upon the death of his father, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Al-Hassan was crowned King Mohammad VI of Morocco.

21st Century – July 23 This Day In History – The 2000s

72. 23rd July 2005: Three bombs exploded in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt. 88 people were killed in the explosion.
73. 23rd July 2008: Cape Verde joined the World Trade Organization. It became its 153rd member.

74. 23rd July 2009: The Bank of Canada announced the end of the recession even though it still depends on the government’s stimulus money.
75. 23rd July 2009: At the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, the 42nd San Diego Comic-Con Convention opened today.
76. 23rd July 2014: The 20th Commonwealth Games opened today in Glasgow, Scotland.
77. 23rd July 2014: Flight 222 of TransAsia Airways crashed into a building in Taiwan. 44 people were killed in the crash.
78. 23rd July 2017: In the Women’s Cricket World Cup final played at Lords, India lost to England by 9 runs.
79. 23rd July 2018: The International Monitory Fund has predicted inflation of 1 million percent by the end of 2018 for Venezuela.

80. 23rd July 2019: The ruling Conservative Party in England chose Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May as the new British Prime Minister.

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