Calendar for July 23rd, 2013

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

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

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

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

Born 1888: Raymond Thornton Chandler (author)

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

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

Born 1936: Don Drysdale (baseball player)

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

Died 1966: Montgomery Clift (actor)

Born 1967: Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor)

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

Born 1973: Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player)

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)

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

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

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

Died 2002: Chaim Potok (author)

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

Died 2011: Amy Winehouse (singer)

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