A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 23rd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 23, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln finally found a replacement for General George B. McClellan as General-in-Chief of the Union Army when he appointed General Henry W. Halleck.
On July 23, 1900, the icon of national “niceness” that is Canada turned a cold shoulder to immigrants, instituting a policy forbidding paupers and criminals from entering the country.
On July 23, 1903, Ford Motor Company, the product of the Henry Ford’s engineering genius, sold their first automobile.
On July 23, 1903, the Ford Motor Company sold its first car.
On July 23, 1943, an English lad of 19 had enough of his disabled dad’s abuse and blew up the 47 year old in his bath chair.
On July 23, 1973, American pilot and national hero, Eddie Rickenbacker, died at the age of 82, later buried in his native Columbus, Ohio, the city of his birth.
On July 23, 2021, we remembered the dangerous era known as the Cold War.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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