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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ram Baran Yadav is sworn in as the first President of Nepal.
Prime Minister of Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala submits his resignation to the new President Ram Baran Yadav to pave the way for the forming of new government. //www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=457482sid=SAS (Zee News)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

A series of blasts hits a resort town in Egypt.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Operation Warrior Sweep is the first major military deployment of the Afghan National Army.

Friday, July 23, 1999

July 25 ndash The Woodstock 99 festival is held in New York.

Wednesday, July 23, 1997

Digital Equipment Corporation files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.

Sunday, July 23, 1995

David Daliberti and William Barloon, 2 Americans held as spies by Iraq, are released by Saddam Hussein after negotiations with U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson.

Friday, July 23, 1993

Miguel Indurain wins the 1993 Tour de France.
Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashes into Mt. Ungeo in Haenam, South Korea 68 die.
Candelária massacre: Brazilian police officers kill 8 street kids in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday, July 23, 1992

Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.

Wednesday, July 23, 1986

In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

Tuesday, July 23, 1985

Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer at the Lincoln Center in New York.

Monday, July 23, 1984

Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in "Penthouse" magazine.

Monday, July 23, 1973

The Avianca Building in Bogotá, Colombia suffers a serious fire.

Sunday, July 23, 1972

The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.

Tuesday, July 23, 1968

July 28 ndash Black militants led by Fred (Ahmed) Evans engage in a fierce gunfight with police in the Glenville Shootout of Cleveland, Ohio, in United States.

Sunday, July 23, 1967

12th Street Riot/Detroit Race Riots: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.

Saturday, July 23, 1966

Katangese troops in Stanleyville, Congo, revolt for several weeks in support of the exiled minister Moise Tshombe.

Thursday, July 23, 1953

The Short Creek Raid is carried out on a polygynous Mormon sect in Arizona.
Howard Hawks's musical film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.
Fidel Castro and his brother lead a disastrous assault on the Moncada Barracks, preliminary to the Cuban Revolution.

Monday, July 23, 1945

WWII: French marshal Philippe Pétain, who headed the Vichy government during WWII, goes on trial for treason.

Wednesday, July 23, 1941

WWII Italian planes damege the destroyer HMS Fearless (H67) which has to be sunk by the British.

Sunday, July 23, 1939

Mahatma Gandhi the spiritual leader from India writes a personal letter to Adolf Hitler addressing him My friend, requesting to prevent any possible war.

Friday, July 23, 1926

"Fox Film" buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

Friday, July 23, 1920

Battle of Maysalun: The French defeat the Syrian army.
Arthur Meighen becomes Canada's ninth prime minister.

Thursday, July 23, 1914

Austria-Hungary presents Serbia with an unconditional ultimatum.

Sunday, July 23, 1905

Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.

Thursday, July 23, 1903

Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago becomes the first owner of a Ford Model A.

Friday, July 23, 1886

Steve Brodie fakes a jump from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Thursday, July 23, 1885

Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and the 18th President of the United States, dies at age 63.

Wednesday, July 23, 1884

Today's "Courier" records the first tennis tournaments held on the grounds of Shrubland Hall, Leamington Spa, England.

Saturday, July 23, 1881

Thursday, July 23, 1874

Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.

Wednesday, July 23, 1862

American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.

Tuesday, July 23, 1839

First Anglo-Afghan War ndash Battle of Ghazni: British forces capture the fortress city of Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Thursday, July 23, 1829

In the United States, William Burt obtains the first patent for a form of typewriter.

Saturday, July 23, 1803

Robert Emmet's uprising in Ireland begins.

Sunday, July 23, 1645

TsarAlexei Mikhailovich of Russia comes to the throne.

Friday, July 23, 1632

Three hundred colonists for New France depart Dieppe.

Thursday, July 23, 1609

Jamestown: A hurricane at sea separates the 9 ships (600 more settlers) en route, one ship sinks, and the ship "Sea Venture" is driven ashore at Bermuda on July 25.

Friday, July 13, 1554 (Julianian calendar)

July 25 ndash Queen Mary I of England marries King Philip of Naples, the only son of Emperor Charles V, in Winchester, England.

Thursday, July 13, 1503 (Julianian calendar)

Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moves outside Neptune's orbit, remaining there for 233 years.

Saturday, July 15, 1396 (Julianian calendar)

Queen Margaret of Norway, Denmark and Sweden makes her adopted son Eric of Pomerania joint ruler of Sweden. Eric had already been made joint ruler of Norway.
September ndash The Battle of the North Inch takes place in Perth, Scotland.

Saturday, July 16, 1261 (Julianian calendar)

At the Battle of Callann, the Normans, under John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond, are defeated by the Gaelic forces of Fínghin Mac Carthaigh, King of Desmond."BBC History", July 2011, p12

Thursday, July 20, 685 (Julianian calendar)

Cuthbert is consecrated bishop of Lindisfarne.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is established by early Islam.
John Maroun is elected as the first patriarch in the Maronite Church.
Pope John V succeeds Pope Benedict II as the 82nd pope.
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