Today is Thursday, July 23rd. It’s Vanilla Ice Cream Day, National Peanut Butter & Chocolate Day, Gorgeous Grandma Day and International Yada, Yada, Yada Day
There are 46 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1829, William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer” (typewriter)
— in 1866, The Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms, would later become the Cincinnati Reds
— in 1904, The ice cream cone is created during the St. Louis World Fair by Charles E. Menches
— in 1955, Chuck Berry releases his first single, “Maybellene”
— in 1965, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England
— in 1967, 43 people die as a result of race riots in Detroit. Over 2,000 are injured, 442 fires are set.
— also in 1967, the first successful liver transplant takes place, on 19-month old Julie Rodriguez at the University of Colorado
— in 1973, 38 people are killed, including 5 from southern Illinois, when an Ozark Airlines plane crashes on approach to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis after being struck by lightning. The plane had previously stopped at Williamson County Airport in Marion. Six people survived.
— also in 1973, President Richard Nixon refuses to release tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
— in 1982, the FCC approves AM stereo radio
— in 1983, The Police’s last album, Synchronicity, hits #1 in America
— in 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign after Penthouse published nude pictures of her. First runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles becomes the new Miss America.
— also in 1984, An appeals court overturnes a ruling that the Bee Gees plagiarized a song called “Let It End” on their hit “How Deep Is Your Love.”
— in 1989, Ringo Starr begins his first tour since The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, introducing his “All-Starr Band” in Dallas, Texas
— in 1995, the Comet Hale Bopp was discovered; it was visible a year later.
— in 1997, police found the body of Gianni Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan, on a houseboat in Miami. He died of an apparent suicide.
— in 2000, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
— in 2001, Three years after the death of first wife, Linda, Paul McCartney gets engaged to former model and activist Heather Mills, whom he met at a charity event in 1999
— in 2003, The US National Registry of Historic Places declares Memphis, Tennessee’s Sun Studios, at 706 Union Avenue, a historic landmark
— in 2009, Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0
— in 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. She was 27.
— in 2012, Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died of cancer at the age of 61
— in 2014, Former Alaska governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin gets a speeding ticket in her hometown of Wasilla. She blames her excessive speed (63mph in a 45) on Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55,” which was playing on her radio. When Hagar gets word, he tweets Palin offering to cover the ticket.
— and in 2019, the US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure the 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money
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