On This Day

Historical Events on July 23 (Part 2)

  • 2017 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

2017 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Battle of Interest9/11 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

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 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 coronavirus 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 coronavirus cases amid surging infections and decides to shut schools for a month

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump