Today in History, English
Today in History, English

83221July 23Event1972 – The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
83222July 23Event1974 – The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government, beginning Greece's metapolitefsi era.
83223July 23Event1982 – The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
83224July 23Event1983 – Thirteen Sri Lanka Army soldiers are killed after a deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
83225July 23Event1983 – Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
83226July 23Event1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
83227July 23Event1986 – In London, England, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
83228July 23Event1988 – General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
83229July 23Event1992 – A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that limiting certain rights of homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender.
83230July 23Event1992 – Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
83231July 23Event1995 – Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
83232July 23Event1997 – Digital Equipment Corporation files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
83233July 23Event1999 – ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
83234July 23Event2005 – Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
83235July 23Event2015 – NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.
83236July 23Birth1301 – Otto, Duke of Austria (d. 1339)
83237July 23Birth1339 – Louis I, Duke of Anjou (d. 1384)
83238July 23Birth1401 – Francesco I Sforza, Italian husband of Bianca Maria Visconti (d. 1466)
83239July 23Birth1503 – Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1547)
83240July 23Birth1649 – Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)
83241July 23Birth1705 – Francis Blomefield, English historian and author (d. 1752)
83242July 23Birth1773 – Thomas Brisbane, Scottish general and politician, 6th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1860)
83243July 23Birth1775 – Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
83244July 23Birth1777 – Philipp Otto Runge, German painter and illustrator (d. 1810)
83245July 23Birth1796 – Franz Berwald, Swedish surgeon and composer (d. 1868)
83246July 23Birth1823 – Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop and missionary (d. 1894)
83247July 23Birth1838 – Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (d. 1910)
83248July 23Birth1851 – Peder Severin Krøyer, Norwegian-Danish painter (d. 1909)
83249July 23Birth1856 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (d. 1920)
83250July 23Birth1864 – Apolinario Mabini, Filipino lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 1903)

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