On This Day

Historical Events on July 23 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya
  • 2018 Environmental reports finds China on track to reach new emission targets, but carbon dioxide emissions risen - 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017, more than US and Europe combined
  • 2018 250,000 doses of vaccines for children produced by a firm in China faulty according to reports in China
  • 2018 Slum homes for 30,000 people demolished to make way for a dual carriage way in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2018 Dam collapses while under construction in Attapeu province, Laos, killing at least 20 with more than 100 missing
  • 2018 First graphic novel to be nominated for a major literary prize is "Sabrina" by Nick Drnaso for Booker long list
  • 2018 International Monetary Fund predicts inflation of 1 million percent in Venezuela by end of 2018

Historic Event

2019 Boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May

9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2019 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money

  • 2019 Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason
  • 2019 BHP becomes the first mining company to tackle pollution, says it will invest $400 million to reduce emissions
  • 2019 Nike's Jordan Brand signs 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to richest multiyear sponsorship deal for a rookie in history; estimated 7 years for $75 million
  • 2019 At least 36 people killed by a mud landslide in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, China
  • 2020 US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pass 4 million with death toll over 143,000. Real number of cases likely up to 13x higher according to CDC.
  • 2020 China launches its first mission to Mars, Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover, from Wenchang Launch Site, Hainan Island
  • 2020 South Africa records more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases amid surging infections and decides to shut schools for a month

Historic Event

2020 US President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash

  • 2021 XXXII Summer Olympic Games officially open at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2021 At least 164 people die in floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Indian state of Maharashtra [1]
  • 2021 Indonesia posts a record daily number of COVID-19 deaths at 1,566 [1]