Right now is Friday, July 23, the 204th working day of 2021. There are 161 times remaining in the 12 months.
On July 23, 2003, Massachusetts’ lawyer basic issued a report declaring clergy members and other folks in the Boston Archdiocese possibly had sexually abused additional than 1,000 individuals above a time period of 6 decades.
In 1829, William Austin Burt acquired a patent for his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter.
In 1945, French Marshal Henri Petain (ahn-REE’ fork out-TAN’), who had headed the pro-Axis Vichy (vee-shee) authorities in the course of Globe War II, went on trial, billed with treason. (He was convicted and condemned to loss of life, but the sentence was commuted to life in jail. On this day in 1951, Petain died in prison.)
In 1958, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II named the 1st four females to peerage in the Property of Lords.
In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two youngster actors, 7-year-previous Myca Dinh Le and 6-12 months-aged Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on major of them all through filming of a Vietnam War scene for “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” (Director John Landis and four associates have been later acquitted of manslaughter expenses.)
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush introduced his option of Decide David Souter of New Hampshire to do well the retiring Justice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
In 1997, the look for for Andrew Cunanan (koo-NAN’-an), the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace (JAH’-nee vur-SAH’-chee) and other people, finished as police located his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, an clear suicide.
In 1999, house shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world’s most impressive X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the very first lady to command a U.S. house flight.
In 2006, Tiger Woods grew to become the very first participant given that Tom Watson in 1982-83 to get consecutive British Open up titles.
In 2017, a tractor trailer was observed in a Walmart parking good deal in San Antonio, Texas, crammed with dozens of immigrants 10 died and many more ended up taken care of at a hospital for dehydration and heat stroke. (The driver, James Bradley Jr., was sentenced to existence in prison soon after pleading guilty to transporting the immigrants resulting in dying.)
10 yrs ago: Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found useless in her London house from accidental alcoholic beverages poisoning. Retired Military Gen. John Shalikashvili, the to start with international-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Personnel, died at Madigan Army Professional medical Middle in close proximity to Tacoma, Washington, at age 75.
5 years ago: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed outfits among a large group of demonstrators in the Afghan money, killing at the very least 80 men and women the Islamic Condition group claimed obligation.
Just one year back: In reaction to an ACLU lawsuit, a federal choose blocked federal brokers in Portland, Oregon from arresting or employing physical power in opposition to journalists and legal observers at the ongoing protests there.
Today’s Birthdays: Retired Supreme Courtroom Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 85. Actor Ronny Cox is 83. Actor Larry Manetti is 78. Rock singer David Essex is 74. Singer-songwriter-politician John Hall is 73. Actor Belinda Montgomery is 71. Rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 71. Actor-author Lydia Cornell is 68. Actor Woody Harrelson is 60. Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Method) is 60. Actor Eriq Lasalle is 59.