Today in History: July 23

Today in History: July 23

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1627

Sir George Calvert arrives in Newfoundland to develop his land grant.

1637

King Charles of England hands over the American colony of Massachusetts to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, one of the founders of the Council of New England.

1664

Wealthy, non-church members in Massachusetts are given the right to vote.

1793

The French garrison at Mainz, Germany, falls to the Prussians.

1803

Irish patriots throughout the country rebel against Union with Great Britain.

1829

William A. Burt patents his "typographer," an early typewriter.

1849

German rebels in Baden capitulate to the Prussians.

1863

Bill Anderson and his Confederate Bushwhackers gut the railway station at Renick, Missouri.

1865

William Booth founds the Salvation Army.

1868

The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.

1885

Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63.

1894

Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace.

1903

The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.

1944

Soviet troops take Lublin, Poland as the German army retreats.

1962

The Geneva Conference on Laos forbids the United States to invade eastern Laos.

1995

Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet.