July 23: Day of the Week
July 23, 2022 is the 204th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1821While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
- 1903The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
- 1914Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia will reject those demands and Austria will declare war on July 28.
- 1927The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
- 1940The United States’ Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- 1945The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
- 196712th 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. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- 1968Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
- 1984Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
- 1995Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
Who were born on July 23?
- 1339King Louis I of Naples (d. 1384)
- 1796Franz Berwald, Swedish composer (d. 1868)
- 1900John Babcock, Canadian World War I veteran (d. 2010)
- 1909John William Finn, American WWII Medal of Honor recieptant (d. 2010)
- 1953Graham Gooch, English cricketer
- 1957Jo Brand, British comedian
- 1974Terry Glenn, American football player
- 1975Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
- 1982Paul Wesley, American actor
- 1990Kevin Reynolds, Canadian figure skater
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