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July 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 23

July 23rd is International Yada, Yada, Yada Day and Gorgeous Grandma Day.

We are now on the 204th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 161 days left until next year.

For those of you who were born on July 23rd, your star sign is Leo.

Here we are going to share the most important historical events, births and deaths of July 23rd throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2010, the British boyband One Direction was formed? They had originally applied to X-Factor individually but failed to get through as solo contestants.

Keep reading for more facts about July 23rd in history!

What Happened On July 23 In History?

2019

The 9/11 victim compensation fund was extended indefinitely by the US Senate.

Source CNN
2015

NASA announced they had found “Earth’s bigger, older cousin.”

The discovery was made by their Kepler mission, and the planet is believed to be 1,400 light years away from our planet Earth.
Source NASA
2012

The first US woman in space, Sally Ride, died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

Source ABC News
2011

Singer legend Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London, England.

Although the death was "unexplained" it is believed she had a drug overdose.
2010

British boyband One Direction was formed during X-Factor UK.

2000

The 87th Tour de France came to an end with the winner losing his title.

Although Lance Armstrong finished in first place, the Anti-Doping Agency disqualified him.
1956

Pete Everest became the fastest man in the world.

OTD in 1956: Pete Everest became the fastest man in the world.
On this day Everest flew the Bell X-2 Rocket at an incredible Mach 2.87, which is equivalent to 2,202 miles per hour! This earned him the title of "Fastest Man Alive".
Source NASA
1829

Inventor William Austin Burt patented the typographer, also known as the typewriter in the US.

OTD in 1829: Inventor William Austin Burt patented the typographer
1726

Benjamin Franklin sailed from England back to the US to work for a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia.

1715

The first lighthouse in America was given the green light to be built at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.

1599

Italian Artist Carrivagio signed his first commission contract to paint the Contarelli Chapel in the French church in Rome.