July 23: Day of the Week
July 23, 2021 is the 204th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1829In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
- 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.
- 1961The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
- 1962The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
- 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.
- 1983Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
- 1992Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
- 1995Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
Who were born on July 23?
- 645Yazid I, Arabian Caliph (d. 683)
- 1905Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor and lecturer
- 1912M. H. Abrams, American literary critic and writer
- 1931Queen Te Atairangikaahu of the New Zealand Māori (d. 2006)
- 1940Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian banker and economist (d. 2010)
- 1960Al Perez, American professional wrestler
- 1968Elden Campbell, American basketball player
- 1973Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player
- 1978Marianela González, Venezuelan actress
- 1981Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
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