Sunday, July 23, 2017
History for July 23 - On-This-Day.com
Ronnny Cox (Daniel Ronald "Ronny" Cox) 1938 - Actor ("Beverly Hills Cop"), Don Imus 1940 - Radio personality, Woody Harrelson 1961 - Actor ("Cheers")
Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - Actor ("Capote"), Charisma Carpenter 1970 - Actress ("Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Alison Krauss 1971 - Singer, musician
1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter.
1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.
1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I.
1952 - Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be the first vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautilus achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.
1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.
1985 - Commodore unveiled the personal computer Amiga 1000.