On This Day..... July 23

JULY 23RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ANTHONY KENNEDY (1936, 82)
  • DON IMUS (1940, 78)
  • EDIE MCCLURG (1951, 67)
  • WOODY HARRELSON (1961, 57)
  • ERIQ LA SALLE (1962, 56)
  • SLASH (1965, 53)
  • PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (1967-2014)
  • STEPHANIE SEYMOUR (1968, 50)
  • ALISON KRAUSS (1971, 47)
  • MARLON WAYANS (1972, 46)
  • OMAR EPPS (1973, 45)
  • MONICA LEWINSKY (1973, 45)
  • KATHRYN HAHN (1974, 44)
  • DANIEL RADCLIFFE (1989, 29)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1726, 20 YEAR OLD BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RETURNS FROM HIS APPRENTICESHIP IN LONDON AND MOVES FULL TIME TO PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1798, NAPOLEON CAPTURES ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
  • IN 1827, THE FIRST PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL IN THE U.S. OPENS IN BOSTON
  • IN 1829, WILLIAM AUSTIN BURT PATENTS THE TYPEWRITER
  • IN 1840, BRITAIN PASSES THE UNION ACT WHICH MAKES UPPER AND LOWER CANADA INTO ONE TERRITORY
  • IN 1846, HENRY DAVID THOREAU GOES TO JAIL RATHER THAN PAY A POLL TAX. HIS TIME IN JAIL LEADS TO HIM WRITING “CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE”
  • IN 1851, THE SIOUX INDIAN NATION RELINQUISHES THEIR LAND TO MINNESOTA AND IOWA AS PART OF THE TREATY OF TRAVERSE
  • IN 1885, PRESIDENT ULYSSES GRANT DIES OF THROAT CANCER AT 63
  • IN 1886, STEVE BRODIE JUMPS OFF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND IS THE FIRST PERSON TO SURVIVE, ENTERING THE EAST RIVER FEET FIRST
  • IN 1904, THE ICE CREAM CONE IS CREATED DURING THE ST. LOUIS WORLD FAIR BY CHARLES E. MENCHES
  • IN 1920, BRITISH EAST AFRICA IS RENAMED KENYA
  • IN 1942, HITLER GIVES “DIRECTIVE 45” TO OCCUPY STALINGRAD AS PART OF “OPERATION EDELWEISS”
  • IN 1943, THE TANK BATTLE OF KOERSK FINALLY ENDS IN GERMAN LOSS TO THE USSR
  • IN 1944, THE CONFERENCE AT BRETTON WOODS ENDS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
  • IN 1959, VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON VISITS THE USSR
  • IN 1964, THE EGYPTIAN MUNITION SHIP “STAR OF ALEXANDRIA” EXPLODES WHILE DOCKED IN ALGERIA KILLING 100 PEOPLE AND INJURING 160 MORE
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “HELP!” IN ENGLAND
  • IN 1966, MONTGOMERY CLIFT DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 45
  • IN 1966, FRANK SINATRA HAD THE #1 ALBUM WITH “STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT”, HIS MOST SUCCESSFUL RECORDING OF HIS CAREER
  • IN 1967, 19 MONTH OLD JULIE RODRIGUEZ IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE FIRST EVER SUCCESSFUL LIVER TRANSPLANT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
  • IN 1967, RACE RIOTS BEGIN IN DETRIOT. THE 12TH STREET RIOT LASTS FIVE DAYS AND KILLS 43 PEOPLE. OVER 2,000 ARE INJURED
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON REFUSES TO RELEASE TAPES OF WHITE HOUSE CONVERSATIONS AS PART OF THE ONGOING WATERGATE INVESTIGATION
  • IN 1978, FRANCES SCHREUDER OF SALT LAKE CITY CONVINCES HER SON MARC TO KILL HER FATHER, OIL MILLIONAIRE FRANKLIN BRADSHAW, AFTER HE THREATENED TO REMOVE HER FROM HIS WILL
  • IN 1982, THE INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION VOTES FOR A TOTAL BAN OF COMMERCIAL WHALING WITHIN THREE YEARS
  • IN 1984, VANESSA WILLIAMS RESIGNS AS MISS AMERICA DAYS AFTER NUDE PHOTOS SURFACE OF HER AND THE COMMISSION ASKS FOR HER RESIGNATION
  • IN 1986, PRINCE ANDREW MARRIES SARAH FERGUSON AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
  • IN 1987, THE RED SOX WAVE BILL BUCKNER WHO NEVER RECOVERED FROM HIS 1986 WORLD SERIES ERROR
  • IN 1989, A BROADCAST OF “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED” GIVES FOX ITS FIRST EVER RATINGS WIN OVER NBC, ABC AND CBS
  • IN 1993, MICHAEL JORDAN’S FATHER JAMES IS SHOT AND KILLED IN A CARJACKING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT 56
  • IN 2002, THE INFAMOUS “DOWNING STREET MEMO” IS WRITTEN IN REACTION TO BRITISH COOPERATION WITH THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN THE IRAQ WAR
  • IN 2006, GEORGE MICHAEL IS PHOTOGRAPHED CRUISING FOR ANONYMOUS SEX IN PUBLIC PARKS. HE THREATENS TO SUE THE NEWSPAPER FOR PRINTING THE STORY, BUT LATER RECANTS AND ADMITS TO DOING IT
  • IN 2008, KID ROCK IS SENTENCED TO A YEAR PROBATION AND FINED $1,000 FOR A FIGHT IN AN ATLANTA WAFFLE HOUSE AFTER PERFORMING IN CONCERT
  • IN 2011, BEN ROETHLISBERGER MARRIES ASHLEY HARLAN IN OHIO
  • IN 2011, AMY WINEHOUSE DIES OF ALCOHOL POISONING AT 27
  • IN 2012, SALLY RIDE DIES OF PANCREATIC CANCER AT 61
  • IN 2013, DURING A PERFORMANCE OF “HALO” BEYONCE’S HAIR GETS CAUGHT IN A FAN ON THE SIDE OF THE STAGE. SHE CONTINUES SINGING AND FINISHES THE SONG WHILE ASSISTANTS WORK TO REMOVER HER HAIR FROM THE FAN
  • IN 2015, THE SUPREME COURT REJECTS BILL COSBY’S PETITION TO HAVE A CIVIL CASE BROUGHT BY A WOMAN THROWN OUT. SHE ALLEGES HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 15
  • IN 2016, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL STAR CORBIN BLEU MARRIES SASHA CLEMENTS

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