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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

2007 : Honda produces 6 millionth Civic in North America

Civil War
1862 : Halleck takes command of the Union army

Cold War
1962 : An accord on Laos is reached

1878 : Black Bart strikes again

1918 : A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman

1976 : Legionnaires gather in Philly

General Interest
1952 : Military seizes power in Egypt

1967 : The 12th Street riot

1982 : Actor and two children killed on Twilight Zone set

1888 : Raymond Chandler is born

1988 : Guns N' Roses make popular breakthrough with "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Old West
1920 : Montana rancher Conrad Kohrs dies

1885 : Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies

1996 : U.S. women take home gymnastics gold

Vietnam War
1964 : Taylor and Khanh have "heated" discussions in Saigon

1965 : Johnson urged to declare a state of national emergency

World War I
1914 : Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia

World War II
1951 : Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies
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