On This Day: July 23rd

This is 205th day of the year and 161 days remain in the year.

in history
William Burt patented a forerunner of the typewriter.
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died at Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
Austria and Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, precipitating World War I.
Vichy government leader Marshal Henri Petain went on trial for treason.
Revolution erupted in Egypt as the military took power in a bloodless coup. The following year the monarchy was abolished and, for the first time since the pharaohs, Egypt was again ruled by Egyptians.
The Hale-Bopp comet was discovered by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.
Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was sworn in as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Groundbreaking singer Amy Winehouse died.
July 23 Birthdays
Haile Selassie1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–74).
Jane Longearly settler in Texas
Anthony McLeod Kennedyassociate justice
Raymond Chandlerauthor

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