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July 23rd History

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July 23rd In Pop Culture History

1829 - In the United States, William Austin Burt patented (#5581X) the typographer, an early typewriter.

1926 - Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system, for recording sound onto film.

1961 - The Sandinista National Liberation Front was founded in Nicaragua.

1962 - Telstar relayed the first publicly transmitted, live, trans-Atlantic television program, featuring CBS's Walter Cronkite and NBC's Chet Huntley in New York, and the BBC's Richard Dimbleby in Brussels.

1972 - The United States launched Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite. The spacecraft was turned off on January 6, 1978, due to overheating.

1977 - #1 Hit July 23, 1977 - July 29, 1977: Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It

1984 - Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she surrendered her crown after (earlier) nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

1988 - #1 Hit July 23, 1988 - July 29, 1988: Richard Marx - Hold On to the Nights

1995 - Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered, and was visible to the naked eye on Earth in 1996.

2012 - Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it could've wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids.

July 23rd
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Now You Know...

Monica Lewinsky (1973)
Charisma Carpenter (1970)
Slash (1965)
Hilary McRae (1986)
Alison Krauss (1971)
Danile Radcliffe (1989)
Michelle Williams (1980)
Emil Jannings (1884)
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