On This Day — July 23rd

July 23rd is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year.


1829 – William Austin Burt was awarded a patent for the typographer, the first practical typewriting machine.

1860 – The trial in the Eastbourne manslaughter began, which became an important legal precedent in the United Kingdom for discussions of corporal punishment in schools.

1921 – The Communist Party of China was founded at the inaugural National Congress in Shanghai.

1968 – In Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., a shootout between police and a Black Power group began, which sparked three days of rioting.

2001 – Megawati Sukarnoputri became the first female president of Indonesia after the People’s Consultative Assembly removed Abdurrahman Wahid.

Celebrity Birthdays

Woody Harrelson turns 57

Marlon Wayans turns 46

Monica Lewinsky turns 45

Daniel Radcliffe turns 29

Lili Simmons turns 25

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