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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for July 23rd

  • Year 1319 » A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a Battle of Chios (1319) e.g crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.
  • Year 1632 » Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, Seine-Maritime e.g Dieppe, France.
  • Year 1677 » Scanian War: Denmark–Norway Battle of Marstrand called captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
  • Year 1793 » Kingdom of Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
  • Year 1821 » While the Greek War of Independence called Mora Rebellion continues, Greeks capture Monemvasia named Monemvasia Castle. Turkish troops and citizens are transferred to Minor Asia coasts.
  • Year 1829 » In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the Typographer (typewriter) called typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
  • Year 1833 » Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Year 1840 » The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union 1840 known as Act of Union.
  • Year 1862 » American Civil War: Henry Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
  • Year 1874 » Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Kingdom of Portugal known as Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa, India.
  • Year 1881 » The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
  • Year 1903 » The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • Year 1908 » Second Constitutional Era e.g The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottoman Empire called Ottomans.
  • Year 1914 » Austria-Hungary issues a series of demands in an July Crisis known as ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria named Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accep
  • Year 1926 » 20th Century Fox Fox Film Corporation e.g Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • Year 1927 » The first station of the All India Radio e.g Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Mumbai named Bombay.
  • Year 1929 » The Italian Fascism or Fascist government in Kingdom of Italy or Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • Year 1936 » In Catalonia Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialism Socialist and Communism Communist parties.
  • Year 1942 » The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp called Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • Year 1942 » Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
  • Year 1943 » The Rayleigh bath chair murder occurred in Rayleigh, Essex or Rayleigh, Essex named Essex, England.
  • Year 1943 » World War II: The United Kingdom British destroyers HMS Eclipse H08 6 and HMS Laforey G99 6 sink the Italy Italian submarine 600-Serie Adua class submarine 'Ascianghi' in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland 59 6.
  • Year 1945 » The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • Year 1952 » The European Coal and Steel Community is established.
  • Year 1952 » General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (Egypt) e.g Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
  • Year 1961 » The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
  • Year 1962 » Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic Ocean known as Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • Year 1962 » The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • Year 1967 » 1967 Detroit riot 12th Street Riot: In Detroit Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in History of the United States United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It ultimately kills 43 people, injures 3
  • Year 1968 » The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying ten crew and 38 passengers is El Al Flight 426 hijacking taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route
  • Year 1968 » Glenville Shootout: In Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Glenville Shootout Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Division of Police Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins an
  • Year 1970 » Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • Year 1972 » The United States launches 'Landsat 1', the first Earth-resources satellite.
  • Year 1982 » The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
  • Year 1983 » Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Rural Municipality of Gimli or Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Year 1983 » 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers are killed after a Four Four Bravo known as deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
  • Year 1984 » Vanessa L. Williams Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nudity nude photos of her appeared in 'Penthouse (magazine) Penthouse' magazine.
  • Year 1986 » In London called London, England, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah, Duchess of York called Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • Year 1988 » General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
  • Year 1992 » Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia (country) named Georgia.
  • Year 1992 » A Catholic Church Vatican commission, led by Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that limiting certain rights of Homosexuality homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender.
  • Year 1993 » Agdam was occupied by Armenian separatists.
  • Year 1995 » Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
  • Year 1997 » Digital Equipment Corporation files Competition law called antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
  • Year 1999 » Mohammed VI of Morocco called Mohammed VI becomes List of rulers of Morocco or King of Morocco.
  • Year 2014 » The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony or opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is held in Glasgow, Scotland.

World History for the Month of July