Today in History

What happened on the 23rd of July in history?

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  • 1798
    Napoleon captures Alexandria Egypt.
  • 1803
    Robert Emmett's insurrection in Dublin.
  • 1829
    Typewriter patented
  • 1852
    1st interment in US National Cemetary at Presidio
  • 1866
    Cincinatti Baseball club (The Reds) established
  • 1877
    1st telephone & telegraph line in Hawaii is completed
  • 1904
    Ice cream cone invented
  • 1937
    Isolation of pituitary hormone announced
  • 1944
    US forces invaded japanese-held Tinian in WWII
  • 1947
    1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets Quonset Point RI
  • 1952
    Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day).
  • 1968
    PLO's 1st hijacking of an EL AL plane
  • 1972
    ERTS 1 (Earth Resources Technology Satellite) later called LANDSAT - launched to start its multi-spectral scans of Earth
  • 1980
    Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6.