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July 23 in History

Update: July, 23/2012 - 11:19



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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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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