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Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 23 - This Day in History

July 23 : General Interest
1984: Miss America resigns

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American Revolution
1793 : Connecticut Patriot Roger Sherman dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/connecticut-patriot-roger-sherman-dies


Automotive
2007 : Honda produces 6 millionth Civic in North America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/honda-produces-6-millionth-civic-in-north-america


Civil War
1862 : Halleck takes command of the Union army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/halleck-takes-command-of-the-union-army


Cold War
1962 : An accord on Laos is reached
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-accord-on-laos-is-reached


Crime
1878 : Black Bart strikes again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/black-bart-strikes-again

1918 : A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-string-of-mysterious-deaths-surrounds-a-nebraska-woman


Disaster
1976 : Legionnaires gather in Philly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/legionnaires-gather-in-philly


General Interest
1952 : Military seizes power in Egypt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-seizes-power-in-egypt

1967 : The 12th Street riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-12th-street-riot


Hollywood
1982 : Actor and two children killed on Twilight Zone set
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actor-and-two-children-killed-on-twilight-zone-set


Literary
1888 : Raymond Chandler is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/raymond-chandler-is-born


Music
1988 : Guns N' Roses make popular breakthrough with "Sweet Child O' Mine"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/guns-n-roses-make-popular-breakthrough-with-quotsweet-child-o-minequot


Old West
1920 : Montana rancher Conrad Kohrs dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-rancher-conrad-kohrs-dies


Presidential
1885 : Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-ulysses-s-grant-dies


Sports
1996 : U.S. women take home gymnastics gold
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-women-take-home-gymnastics-gold


Vietnam War
1964 : Taylor and Khanh have "heated" discussions in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/taylor-and-khanh-have-heated-discussions-in-saigon

1965 : Johnson urged to declare a state of national emergency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-urged-to-declare-a-state-of-national-emergency


World War I
1914 : Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-issues-ultimatum-to-serbia


World War II
1951 : Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/petain-leader-of-the-vichy-government-dies
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