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Friday July 23, 2021

July 23: Day of the Week

July 23, 2021 was the 204th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
  • 1881
    The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
  • 1940
    The 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.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • 1945
    The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • 1968
    The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
  • 1983
    Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1995
    Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1649
    Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)
  • 1940
    Don Imus, American talk radio host
  • 1943
    Tony Joe White, American singer and songwriter
  • 1949
    Clive Rice, South African cricketer
  • 1961
    André Ducharme, Québécois humorist and comedian
  • 1962
    Eriq La Salle, American actor
  • 1970
    Sam Watters, singer, songwriter, record producer
  • 1977
    Shawn Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • 1996
    Rachel G. Fox, American actress

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