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Calendar for July 23rd, 2013

Every Year

  • Hot Enough for Ya? Day

  • 1820s

  • 1827: America's first swimming school opened by Francis Leiber in Boston, MA

  • 1829: The first practical typographer (typewriter) was patented by William Burt

  • 1840s

  • 1840: Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper and Lower Canada into one government

  • 1880s

  • Died 1885: Ulysses S. Grant (18th U.S. president)

  • Born 1888: Raymond Thornton Chandler (author)

  • 1900s

  • 1906: Copyright for "America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates registered

  • 1910s

  • Died 1916: Sir William Ramsay (chemist & Nobel prize winner)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Don Drysdale (baseball player)

  • 1940s

  • Died 1948: D. W. Griffith (film director)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1966: Montgomery Clift (actor)

  • Born 1967: Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1973: Edward V. Rickenbacker (WWI flying ace)

  • Born 1973: Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • 1983: Boeing 767 turned into glider after fuel ran out due to metric conversion error, Gimli, Manitoba

  • 1984: Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she relinquished her crown

  • Born 1989: Daniel Radcliffe (actor)

  • 1990s

  • 1999: Disney's Tarzan became the first all-digital film

  • 2000s

  • 2000: George Lee "Sparky" Anderson inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Died 2002: Chaim Potok (author)

  • Died 2002: William Pierce (white supremacist whose book, The Turner Diaries, is believed to have inspired Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh)

  • Died 2007: Ron Miller (songwriter; hits include Touch Me in the Morning and For Once in My Life)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Amy Winehouse (singer)

  • Died 2012: Sally Ride (astronaut; first American woman in space)


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