This Day in History on 23 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 23 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1555: The Mughal ruler Humayun reached Delhi after defeating Alexander Suri at Sirhind.

1761: Madhavrao Ballal Bhat became the 9th Peshwa in the Maratha Empire.

1829: William Austin Burtt of America patented the typograph, which later led to the development of typewriters.

1877: First telephone and telegraph line laid in Hawaii.

1881: The International Gymnastics Association established the Confederation of Sports. It is the oldest sports federation in the world.

1903: Motor Company Ford sold its first car.

1927: The first radio broadcast was started by the Radio Club in Mumbai, which was later converted into All India Radio.

2015: NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.

2016: Kabul twin bombing occurred in the vicinity of Deh Mazang when protesters, mostly from the Shiite Hazara minority, were marching against route changing of the TUTAP power project. At least 80 people were killed and 260 were injured.

2018: A wildfire in East Attica, Greece caused the death of 102 people. It was the deadliest wildfire in history of Greece and the second-deadliest in the world, in the 21st century, after the 2009 bushfires in Australia that killed 180.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Chandra Shekhar Azad

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1856: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an Indian nationalist, teacher, and independence activist.

1898: Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, an Indian novelist.

Milind Gunaji
Himesh Reshammiya

1906: Chandra Shekhar Azad, an Indian revolutionary.

1936: Shiv Kumar Batalvi, an Indian poet, writer, and playwright.

1947: Mohan Agashe, an Indian psychiatrist and actor.

1961: Milind Gunaji, Indian actor, model, television show host, and author

1973: Himesh Reshammiya, an Indian playback singer, music director, songwriter, producer, and actor.

1975: Suriya, is an Indian actor, producer, and television presenter.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Mehmood Ali
Lakshmi Sahgal

1993: Lakshman Prasad Dube, an Indian activist.

2004: Mehmood, an Indian actor, singer, director, and producer.

2012: Lakshmi Sahgal, a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement.

2016: S. H. Raza, an Indian painter.

Further Reading

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