On Your Birthday: July 23



1715 – The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, MA.

1827 – The first swimming school in the United States opened in Boston, MA.

1829 – The first typewriter, called a typographer, was patented by William Burt.

1877 – The first railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, OH.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1904 – The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches in St. Louis, MO.

1938 – In Utah, the first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

1972 – The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first Earth-resources satellite.

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude pictures of her appeared in “Penthouse” magazine.

1985 – Commodore unveiled the personal computer Amiga 1000.

1986 – Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (They divorced in 1996.)

1998 – U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii clone more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice.

2000 – Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.



Calvert DeForest 1921 – Actor (Best known for his many appearances on Letterman as Larry “Bud” Melman)

Gloria De Haven 1925 – Actress

Bert Convey 1933 – Game Show Host

Ronnny Cox 1938 – Actor (“Beverly Hills Cop”)

Dino Danelli 1945 – Musician (The Rascals)

Andy Mackay 1946 – Musician (Roxy Music)

John Hall 1948 – Singer (Orleans), U.S. Congressman

Blair Thornton 1950 – Musician (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

Edie McClurg 1951 – Actress TV & Film

Woody Harrelson 1961 – Actor (TV’s “Cheers”, movies “The People Vs. Larry Flynt”, “The Messenger”, “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Indecent Proposal”, “The Hunger Games”, “Natural Born Killers”, “Kingpin”)

Martin Lee Gore 1961 – Musician (Depeche Mode)

Eriq La Salle 1962 – Actor (“ER”)

Nick Menza 1964 – Musician (Megadeth)

Slash (Saul Hudson) 1965 – Muscian (Guns N’ Roses)

Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 – Actor (“Capote”)

Charisma Carpenter 1970 – Actress (“Angel,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)

Sam Watters 1970 – Singer (Color Me Badd)

Alison Krauss 1971 – Singer, musician

Chad Gracey 1971 – Musician (Live)

Marlon Wayans 1972 – Actor (“Little Man”, “White Chicks”, “Scary Movie” 1 & 2, TV’s “The Wayans Brothers”, “In Living Color”)

Kathryn Hahn 1973 – Movie and TV actress (“Parks and Recreation”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”)

Monica Lewinsky 1973 – White House Intern – Had an inappropriate relationship with President Bill Clinton

Michelle Williams 1980 – Singer (Destiny’s Child)

Daniel Radcliffe 1989 – Actor (“Harry Potter”)



Gorgeous Grandma Day


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