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Monday, July 23th 2018

Today is the 204th day of 2018.  There are 161 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1829 William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
1904 By some accounts, the ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.
1914 Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
1952 Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
1967 Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
1984 Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
1986 Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. The couple divorced in 1996.
1996 At the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic team gold medal.
1997 Police found the body of Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace and others, on a houseboat in Miami Beach, Fla., an apparent suicide.

Died on this day

1885 Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
1948 American pioneer filmmaker D.W. Griffith, whose directing credits included ''The Birth of a Nation,'' died in Los Angeles at age 73.
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