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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.
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
after negotiations with U.S. Congressman
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.
ian 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
suffers a serious fire.
Sunday, July 23, 1972
The United States launches
, the first Earth-resources
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
, one of the worst
United States history
begins on 12th Street in the predominantly
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.
and his brother lead a disastrous assault on the
, preliminary to the
Monday, July 23, 1945
WWII: French marshal
, who headed the
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
the spiritual leader from India writes a personal letter to
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
Sunday, July 23, 1905
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
fakes a jump from the
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,
Saturday, July 23, 1881
Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina
is signed in
Thursday, July 23, 1874
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos
is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of
Wednesday, July 23, 1862
American Civil War:
Henry W. Halleck
takes command of the
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
obtains the first patent for a form of
Saturday, July 23, 1803
Robert Emmet's uprising in Ireland begins.
Sunday, July 23, 1645
comes to the throne.
Friday, July 23, 1632
Three hundred colonists for New France depart Dieppe.
Thursday, July 23, 1609
: A hurricane at sea separates the 9 ships (600 more settlers) en route, one ship sinks, and the ship "
" is driven ashore at
Friday, July 13, 1554
Mary I of England
Philip of Naples
, the only son of
Emperor Charles V
Thursday, July 13, 1503
Orbital calculations suggest that on this day,
's orbit, remaining there for 233 years.
Saturday, July 15, 1396
makes her adopted son
Eric of Pomerania
joint ruler of
. Eric had already been made joint ruler of
September ndash The
Battle of the North Inch
takes place in
Saturday, July 16, 1261
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
is consecrated bishop of
is established by early
is elected as the first patriarch in the
Pope John V
Pope Benedict II
as the 82nd pope.