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This Day In History: July 23

This Day in History

1829: William Austin Burt of Michigan receives a patent for his typographer, the precursor to the typewriter.
1952: Army officers launch a revolution in Egypt, transforming the country from a monarchy to a republic.
1967: Riots begin in Detroit, MI; by July 30, more than 40 have died, 2,000 are injured, and 5,000 left homeless by rioting, looting, and burning in the city's black ghetto.
1974: The Greek military junta collapses.
1986: Britain's Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson in London 's Westminster Abbey. The couple are named duke and duchess of York.
1999: With the launch of the space shuttle Columbia, Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to command a U.S. shuttle flight.
2000: Tiger Woods, 24, becomes the youngest golfer ever to achieve a Grand Slam—winning all 4 major golf tournaments.
2001: The Indonesian Legislature ousts President Abdurrahman Wahid after charges of widespread corruption.
2003: California announces a special election on recalling Governor Gray Davis.

Today's Birthdays

1888: Raymond Chandler, mystery writer (Chicago, IL; died 1959)
1892: Haile Selassien, last emperor of Ethiopia (near Harar; died 1975)
1906: Vladimir Prelog, organic chemist and Nobel laureate (Sarajevo, Bosnia; died 1998)
1918: Pee Wee Reese, baseball player (Ekron, KY; died 1999)
1925: Gloria DeHaven, actress (Los Angeles, CA)
1936: Don Drysdale, baseball pitcher/sportscaster (Van Nuys, CA; died 1993). Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court justice (Sacramento, CA)
1938: Ronny Cox, actor (Cloudcroft, NM)
1940: Don Imus, radio personality (Riverside, CA)
1951: Edie McClurg, actress (Kansas City, MO)
1961: Woody Harrelson, actor (Midland, TX)
1967: Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor (Fairport, NY)
1972: Marlon Wayans, actor (New York, NY)
1973: Nomar Garciaparra, baseball player (Whittier, CA). Monica Lewinsky, former intern and central figure in the Clinton White House scandal (San Francisco, CA)
1989: Daniel Radcliffe, actor (London, England)


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