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July 23rd, 2005 (July 23 2005)EventThree bombs hit the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
July 23rd, 1999 (July 23 1999)EventCrown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan, is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morroco at the death of his father.
July 23rd, 1999 (July 23 1999)EventANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo.
July 23rd, 1997 (July 23 1997)EventDigital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
July 23rd, 1997 (July 23 1997)EventSpree killer Andrew Cunanan commits suicide in the upstairs bedroom aboard a Miami houseboat to avoid capture by the police.
July 23rd, 1995 (July 23 1995)EventComet Hale-Bopp is discovered and is visibly seen with a naked eye nearly a year later.
July 23rd, 1992 (July 23 1992)EventA Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
July 23rd, 1988 (July 23 1988)EventGeneral Ne Win, effective ruler of Myanmar since 1962 resigns after pro-democracy protests.
July 23rd, 1986 (July 23 1986)EventIn London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
July 23rd, 1984 (July 23 1984)EventVanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
July 23rd, 1983 (July 23 1983)EventAround 3,000 Tamils were slaughtered by Shinhalese Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka and some 400,000 Tamils fled to neighboring Tamil Nadu, India and a lot found refuge in Europe and Canada. This incident, known as Black July led directly to beginning of civil war in Sri Lanka.
July 23rd, 1983 (July 23 1983)EventGimli Glider: Air Canada flight 143 lands "dead-stick" in Gimli, Manitoba.
July 23rd, 1982 (July 23 1982)EventThe International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
July 23rd, 1972 (July 23 1972)EventThe United States launches Landsat 1, first Earth-resources satellite.
July 23rd, 1970 (July 23 1970)EventQaboos ibn Sa id, becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa id ibn Taimur.
July 23rd, 1968 (July 23 1968)EventGlenville Shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurredied in During the shootout, a riot began that lasted for five days. Evans Quotes
July 23rd, 1968 (July 23 1968)EventThe first and only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft took place when a 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers was taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
July 23rd, 1967 (July 23 1967)Event12th 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 (43 killed, 342 injured and ~1,400 buildings burned).
July 23rd, 1962 (July 23 1962)EventTelstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.
July 23rd, 1962 (July 23 1962)EventThe International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos was signed.
July 23rd, 1961 (July 23 1961)EventSandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) founded in Nicaragua.
July 23rd, 1956 (July 23 1956)EventThe Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.
July 23rd, 1952 (July 23 1952)EventEstablishment of the European Coal and Steel community.
July 23rd, 1952 (July 23 1952)EventGeneral Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasserthe real power behind the coup) in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.
July 23rd, 1945 (July 23 1945)EventThe process against Philippe Petain begins.
July 23rd, 1942 (July 23 1942)EventThe Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp is opened
July 23rd, 1942 (July 23 1942)EventWorld War II: Hitler signs the Operation Edelweiss.
July 23rd, 1940 (July 23 1940)EventUS Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles`s declaration on the US non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic StatesEstonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
July 23rd, 1936 (July 23 1936)EventIn Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of socialist and communist parties.
July 23rd, 1929 (July 23 1929)EventFascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
July 23rd, 1926 (July 23 1926)EventFox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
July 23rd, 1914 (July 23 1914)EventAustria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia allowing the Austrians to find out who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinandied in When Serbia denies Austria-Hungary their demands World War I is sparked on July 28, 1914
July 23rd, 1903 (July 23 1903)EventFord Motor Company sells its first car.
July 23rd, 1881 (July 23 1881)EventThe Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world s oldest international sport federation, is founded.
July 23rd, 1874 (July 23 1874)EventAires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
July 23rd, 1862 (July 23 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
July 23rd, 1840 (July 23 1840)EventThe Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
July 23rd, 1833 (July 23 1833)EventCornerstones laid for construction of the Kirtland Temple in Ohio.
July 23rd, 1829 (July 23 1829)EventIn the United States, William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
July 23rd, 1793 (July 23 1793)EventThe Prussians conquer Mayence.
July 23rd, 1632 (July 23 1632)Event300 colonists bound for New France depart Dieppe, France.

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