This Day in History- July 23

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History has its own way to share with us the many eccentricities of life. It tells us stories of wars and the warriors, conquests and advancements. But most of all, history has a lot to teach us. Be it knowing what not to repeat or what works best for you. In this blog, we will share with you, all the important details on what happened this day in history on July 23. 

What Happened in India on July 23? 

1874- New Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa, India
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa, India.

On This Day in History: July 23, 1927 – Bombay Radio Station starts daily  broadcasting service
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1927- First Station of Indian Broadcasting Company
The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.

What Happened Around the World on July 23?

23 July 1903: Henry Ford sells his first car | MoneyWeek
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1903- Ford Motor Company
The Ford Motor Company sold its first car. 

1921- Communist Party of China Established
The Communist Party of China was established at the founding National Congress. 

1942- Nikola Vaptsarov executed
Bulgarian poet and communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov was executed by firing squad 

1952- Free Officers Movement 
General Muhammad Naguib led the Free Officers Movement in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt. 

1962- International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos
The International Agreement of the Neutrality of Laos is signed. 

Jackie Robinson - Wikipedia
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1962- First African American to be included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1972- First Earth Resources Satellite
The United States launched the first earth-resources satellite, Landsat-1.

1983- Deadly Ambush in Sri Lanka
Thirteen Sri-Lankan army soldiers were killed after a deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

1999- ANA Flight 61 hijacked
ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.

2005- Bombs explode in Egypt
Three bombs exploded in the Naama Bay area of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

Zayn's Exit From One Direction: A Timeline | Billboard
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2010- One Direction is formed
The famous English-Irish boy band is formed by the X-Factor judge Simon Cowell, who won third place in the show and went on to become one of the most famous music bands in the world.

2015- Discovery of Kepler-452b
NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.

2018- Wildfire in Greece
There was a wildfire in East Attica, Greece that caused the death of 102 people.

Famous Birthdays

India observes 164th birth anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak: A  look at his famous quotes | India News | Zee News
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1856- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
He was a famous Indian Freedom Fighter

Woody Harrelson - Wikipedia
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1961- Woody Harrelson
He is a famous TV and movie actor

1971- Allison Krauss
She is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler

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1982- Paul Wesley
He is a famous American actor, known for his role in the Vampire Diaries

1989- Daniel Radcliffe
He is a famous British actor, best known for his role in and as Harry Potter

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on July 23! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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