July 23rd

2011
Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.
Amy Winehouse
2009
Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.
History of the Chicago White Sox
2003
Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over six decades.
Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States
2001
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty died in Jackson, Miss., at age 92.
Eudora Welty
2000
Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
List of career achievements by Tiger Woods
1997
Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was sworn in as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Overthrow of Slobodan Milošević
1995
Comet Hale–Bopp discovered. Also known as C/1995 O1 by the scientific community, this well known comet was discovered independently by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.
Comet Hale–Bopp
1992
Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia, is a disputed territory of Georgia and is recognized as an independent state by only a handful of counties including Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Tuvalu.
Abkhazia
1986
Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.).
Wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson ...
1984
Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
Vanessa Williams and Miss America
1982
International Whaling Commission bans commercial whale hunting. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) passed a resolution to restrict commercial whaling and ban it completely after 1986. 25 countries voted to put the restrictions and ban in place.
International Whaling Commission
1972
Landsat 1 launched. The first satellite in the US's LANDSAT program, the Landsat discovered an uninhabited island off the eastern coast of Canada in 1976. The island is now called Landsat Island.
Landsat 1
1967
Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
1967 Detroit riot
1962
First live transatlantic television signal. Telstar 1, a communications satellite relayed the world's first transatlantic television signal in the form of a show that featured Walter Cronkite.
Telstar
1952
Revolution erupted in Egypt as the military took power in a bloodless coup. The following year the monarchy was abolished and, for the first time since the pharaohs, Egypt was again ruled by Egyptians.
List of revolutions and rebellions
1945
French Marshal Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason.
Vichy France
1914
Austria and Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, precipitating World War I.
Austria-Hungary
1885
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died at Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
Ulysses S. Grant
1840
Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada.
Act of Union 1840
1829
William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
William Austin Burt
1215
Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen.
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor