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July 23 in History

Update: July, 23/2012 - 11:19

 

1829

The first typewriter is patented by William Burt of Mount Vernon, Michigan.

1875

Death of US inventor Isaac Merritt Singer. He developed the first practical sewing machine in 1851.

1886

Birth of British aviator Sir Arthur Whitten Brown, who with John Alcock made the first transatlantic flight in 1919.

1910

Birth of Vietnamese scientist Ta Quang Buu (died 1986). He studied practical and theoretical mathematics applied in biology, physics and chemistry. He was Viet Nam's deputy minister of defence during the resistance war against the French.

1916

Death of Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of helium, argon and other inert gases.

1933

Sir Richard Rogers, British architect and designer of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyd's building in London, is born.

1951

Death of Ho Tung Mau (born 1896), Vietnamese patriot. He spent time finding a way to save the country in Thailand and China. Together with Le Hong Son, he established Tam Tam Xa, a revolutionary organisation, in 1923.

1962

An agreement on peace, neutrality and national conciliation in Laos is signed in Geneva. The agreement stipulated the establishment of a united and neutral government consisting of three parties: Phuma, Bounmim and Pathet Lao.

1982

The International Whaling Commission votes for a total ban on commercial whaling to take effect in 1985.

1999

Tarzan, an animated film by the Walt Disney studios, is shown in the United States and becomes the first ever film to be produced and shown entirely using digital technology.

2000

American Lance Armstrong wins the prestigious and grueling Tour de France for the second year in a row, four years after being diagnosed with cancer. — AP/REUTERS

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