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Historical Events For July - 23

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1936  Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)  

1938  C Jackson discovers asteroid #1468 Zomba on this day in history.  

1938  Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test on July - 23.  

1940  "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.  

1940  "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins on July - 23.  

1942  German troops conquer Rostow on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56  

1943  On this day in history battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)  

1943  On July - 23 emanuel Querido, publisher (Sobibor), dies  

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1944  US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II on July - 23.  

1944  On July - 23 chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader  

1944  Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp on this day in history.  

1945  Marshal Henri Pétain, leader Vichy-regime, goes on trial on this day in history.  

1946  On July - 23 menachem Begins opposition group bombs King David Hotel  

1946  James Maxton, politician, dies on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history first Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).  

1947  The first US Navy air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI on July - 23.  

1947  1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President  

1948  On this day in history uSS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.  

1948  On this day in history d[avid] W[ark] Griffith, US director/producer, dies  

1949  On this day in history test Cricket debut of Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days  

1950  On July - 23 uSS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict  

1951  Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies on this day in history.  

1952  General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day) on July - 23.  

1952  On this day in history military stage a coup in Egypt, forcing King Farouk to abdicate  

1955  NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55  

1956  Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph on this day in history.  

1957  G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61 on July - 23.  

1958  On July - 23 the first 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords  

1958  On this day in history uSS Nautilus (SSN-571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.  

1958  On July - 23 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  On July - 23 birth of yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)  

1301  Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339) was born on July - 23.  

1339  Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers) was born on July - 23.  

1401  Francesco Sfoza, soldier was born on this day in history.  

1503  On July - 23 birth of anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)  

1659  Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer was born on July - 23.  

1705  On July - 23 birth of francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)  

1734  Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730] was born on July - 23.  

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Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  On this day in history richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies  

1227  On this day in history death of qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)  

1373  Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies on July - 23.  

1403  Death of Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39 on this day in history.  

1531  Death of Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers on this day in history.  

1568  On July - 23 don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23  

1581  Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies on this day in history.  

1584  Death of John Day, English printer (b. 1522) on July - 23.  

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