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  • Seoul, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Occuping Seoul

    Seoul, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    Japanese troops occupy Seoul, capture Gojong, and establish a new, pro-Japanese government, which terminates all Sino-Korean treaties and grants the Imperial Japanese Army the right to expel the Qing Empire's Beiyang Army from Korea.




  • Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    Labor day

    Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September

    Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    On 23 July 1894, Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September, an official holiday. In the United States, the New York parade became an annual event that year, and in 1894 was adopted by American president Grover Cleveland to compete with International Workers' Day (May Day).




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jul 23, 1900

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Du Bois attended the First Pan-African Conference

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jul 23, 1900

    In 1900, Du Bois attended the First Pan-African Conference, held in London from July 23 to 25.




  • Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romanian Forces reoccupied Hódmezővásárhely

    Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1919

    On 21–22 July, Hódmezővásárhely changed hands several times between Hungarian and Romanian troops of the 90th Infantry Regiment supported by the 1st Vânători Brigade. On 23 July, Romanian forces reoccupied Hódmezővásárhely, Szentes and Mindszent.




  • Túrkeve, Hungary - Mezőtúr, Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Hungarian Took Túrkeve and Mezőtúr

    Túrkeve, Hungary - Mezőtúr, Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1919

    On 23 July, Hungarian forces took Túrkeve and Mezőtúr.




  • Shanghai, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    Mao Zedong

    The First Session of The National Congress of The Communist Party of China

    Shanghai, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    it was decided to hold a central meeting, which began in Shanghai on July 23, 1921. The first session of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China was attended by 13 delegates, Mao included.After the authorities sent a police spy to the congress, the delegates moved to a boat on South Lake near Jiaxing, in Zhejiang, to escape detection.




  • Changsha, Hunan, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    Mao Zedong

    Mao set up a Changsha branch of The Communist Party of China

    Changsha, Hunan, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    The Communist Party of China was founded by Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao in the French concession of Shanghai in 1921 as a study society and informal network. Mao set up a Changsha branch, also establishing a branch of the Socialist Youth Corps.


  • Laos
    Monday Jul 23, 1962

    Vietnam War

    Agreement Promising to respect the neutrality of Laos

    Laos
    Monday Jul 23, 1962

    On 23 July 1962, fourteen nations, including China, South Vietnam, the Soviet Union, North Vietnam and the United States, signed an agreement promising to respect the neutrality of Laos.


  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Qaboos acceded to the throne

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos acceded to the throne on 23 July 1970 following a successful coup against his father, with the aim of ending the country's isolation and using its oil revenue for modernization and development. He declared that the country would no longer be known as Muscat and Oman, but would change its name to "the Sultanate of Oman" in order to better reflect its political unity.


  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Renaissance Day

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    The political system which Qaboos established is that of an absolute monarchy. The Sultan's birthday, 18 November, is celebrated as Oman's national holiday. The first day of his reign, 23 July, is celebrated as Renaissance Day.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1982

    Robin Williams

    Leading Character

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1982

    He stars as the leading character in The World According to Garp (1982), which Williams considered "may have lacked a certain madness onscreen, but it had a great core".


  • Haj Omran, Iraq
    Saturday Jul 23, 1983

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing the Iraqi town of Haj Omran

    Haj Omran, Iraq
    Saturday Jul 23, 1983

    During Operation Dawn-2, the Iranians directed insurgency operations by proxy in April 1983 by supporting the Kurds in the north. With Kurdish support, the Iranians attacked on 23 July 1983, capturing the Iraqi town of Haj Omran and maintaining it against an Iraqi poison gas counteroffensive. This operation incited Iraq to later conduct indiscriminate chemical attacks against the Kurds.


  • Serbia (Then The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    Slobodan Milošević

    The President of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Serbia (Then The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    On 23 July 1997, Milošević assumed the presidency of the Federation (The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), though it had been understood he had held the real power for some time before then.


  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell v. New York Post

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 23, 1997

    On July 23, 1997, Jewell sued the New York Post for $15 million in damages, contending that the paper portrayed him in articles, photographs and an editorial cartoon as an "aberrant" person with a "bizarre employment history" who was probably guilty of the bombing.


  • Merritt Island, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1999

    X-ray

    The Chandra X-ray Observatory

    Merritt Island, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1999

    The Chandra X-ray Observatory, launched on July 23, 1999, has been allowing the exploration of the very violent processes in the universe which produce X-rays. Unlike visible light, which gives a relatively stable view of the universe, the X-ray universe is unstable. It features stars being torn apart by black holes, galactic collisions, and novae, and neutron stars that build up layers of plasma that then explode into space.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fully Loaded (2000)

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    The Rock successfully defended the championship against Chris Benoit, on July 23, at Fully Loaded.


  • England
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2002

    Theresa May

    First female Chairman of the Conservative Party

    England
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2002

    May was appointed the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party in July 2002.


  • U.S
    Thursday Jul 23, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Negotiations With Barcelona

    U.S
    Thursday Jul 23, 2009

    After Inter teammate Maxwell completed his transfer to Barcelona, Barça president Joan Laporta confirmed that there was an agreement in principle between Barcelona and Inter for Ibrahimović to join the club in exchange for striker Samuel Eto'o, plus a reported fee of £59 million. Ibrahimović left Inter during their United States summer tour in the World Football Challenge on 23 July 2009 for negotiations with Barcelona.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Jul 23, 2012

    Dwayne Johnson

    WWE Raw 1000

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Jul 23, 2012

    On July 23, at Raw 1000, The Rock announced he would wrestle for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. During the show, he encountered then-reigning WWE Champion CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and John Cena, all of whom expressed a desire to face him. The Rock later saved Cena from an assault by Big Show, only to be laid out by CM Punk.


  • Greece
    Monday Jul 23, 2018

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2018 Attica Wildfires

    Greece
    Monday Jul 23, 2018

    A series of wildfires in Greece, during the 2018 European heat wave, began in the coastal areas of Attica in July 2018. As of May 2019, 102 people were confirmed dead. The fires were the second-deadliest wildfire event in the 21st century, after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Australia that killed 180.


  • Beijing, China
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    State Council Spokesman met With appointed representatives of Government-Sanctioned Student associations

    Beijing, China
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

    The stunning success of the March forced the government into making concessions and meeting with student representatives. On 29 April, State Council spokesman Yuan Mu met with appointed representatives of government-sanctioned student associations. While the talks discussed a wide range of issues, including the Xinhua Gate incident and freedom of the press, they achieved few substantive results. Independent student leaders such as Wuer Kaixi refused to attend.


  • Fort Lee (Then Camp Lee), Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

    Desmond Doss

    Doss Entered Military Service

    Fort Lee (Then Camp Lee), Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

    Before the outbreak of World War II, Doss was employed as a joiner at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. Doss entered military service, despite being offered a deferment for his shipyard work, on April 1, 1942, at Camp Lee, Virginia.


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