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July 23: This Day That Year

July 23

- 1793 - Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence), dies of typhoid fever (born April 19, 1721, age 72).

- 1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) dies of esophageal cancer (born April 27, 1822, age 63).

- 1906 - Birthday: Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (died February 27, 1931, age 24).

- 1930 - Italy: Earthquake strikes Ariano, killing about 1,500 people.

- 1931 - France announces it can't afford to send a team to LA Olympics (1932). France did participate and ranked 3rd on the medal rank list.

- 1946 - Menachem Begin's militant group bombs the King David Hotel (British administrative HQs for Palestine).

- 1973 - Birthday: Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern, born in San Francisco, California

- 1989 - Birthday: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), born in London, England.

- 2000 - Lance Armstrong was disqualified from his 87th Tour de France winner title.

- 2014 - 44 people were killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan.

- 2015 - NASA announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b.

- 2016 - Afghanistan: Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility.

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