July 23: Day of the Week
July 23, 2019 was the 204th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1829In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
- 1881The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
- 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.
- 1942The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
- 1961The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
- 1962Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
- 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.
- 1983The Sri Lankan Civil War begins with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Terrorist group. In the subsequent riots of Black July, about 1,000 Tamils are slaughtered, some 400,000 Tamils flee to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, India and many find refuge in Europe and Canada.
- 1992A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
- 2005Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
Who were born on July 23?
- 1918Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
- 1921Calvert DeForest, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1927Gérard Brach, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- 1948John Hall, American politician and songwriter
- 1961Martin Gore, English musician and songwriter (Depeche Mode)
- 1962Eriq La Salle, American actor
- 1971Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
- 1973Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
- 1974Maurice Greene, American sprinter
- 1974Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
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