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This Day in History for July 23

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This Day In History1764 – James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation.


1827 – 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Mass)


1829 – American William Austin Burt patents “typographer” (typewriter)


1866 – Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms.


1877 – 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operation.


1904 – Ice cream cone created during St. Louis World Fair – the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches.


1944 – US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WWII.


1956 – Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph.


1965 – Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park.


1972 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic.


1973 – President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation.


1976 – Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game.


1980 – Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya.


1984 – Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude.


1989 – FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1s time (America’s Most Wanted)


1994 – Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 minutes.


1995 – 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St. Andrews Scotland.


2000 – 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)


2008 – Cape Verde joins the World Trade Organization, becoming its 153rd member.


2015 – NASA’s Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet – Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth.