On This Day

On This Day in History for July 23 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1978 Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
  • 1978 Franklin Bradshaw is murdered in Salt Lake City by his grandson Marc Schreuder at the instigation of his mother Frances Schreuder

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1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
  • 1982 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • 1982 International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • 1983 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1986 Moroccan King Hassan II meets with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1987 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1987 Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
  • 1988 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
  • 1989 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1990 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 1990 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 1991 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 1993 China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed

  • 1994 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • 1994 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • 1997 The US State Department rules that Turkey's agreement to purchase $23 billion worth of natural gas from Iran does not violate the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act
  • 1999 Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father
  • 1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2005 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people
  • 2008 Cape Verde joins the World Trade Organization, becoming its 153rd member.
  • 2009 The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
  • 2012 A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
  • 2013 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand
  • 2014 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2014 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan
  • 2015 NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth
  • 2016 Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 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

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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
  • 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 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

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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

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