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  1. On July 23, 1983, Air Canada's Flight 143, with 69 people onboard, ran out of fuel at an altitude of 41,000 ft. The pilot managed to glide the plane down safely as he was a very experienced glider pilot. 22,300 pounds of jet fuel had been put in instead of 22,300 kg.

  2. Keiko, the orca who starred in Free Willy was released in the wild in July of 2002 after being in captivity for 23 years. A few weeks after his release, he showed up at a Norwegian fjord in hopes of seeking human contact and would even give children rides on his back.

  3. On July 23, 2012, Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it would've wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids.

  4. Project Fat Fucker was a CIA plot to overthrow King Farouk of Egypt, to replace his British-aligned monarchy. Masterminded by CIA Director Allen Dulles, a coup d'état came to fruition on 23 July 1952.

  5. In July 2009, a man from New Hampshire got charged $23 quadrillion dollars by Bank of America and Visa due to a credit card glitch.

  6. A solar super storm on July 23 2012 missed Earth by just 9 days. If it had hit, as one did in 1859, it would have sent us back to the 18th century overnight, rendering our electrical systems inoperable (incl. satellites).

  7. Keiko, the orca who starred in Free Willy was released in the wild in July of 2002 after being in captivity for 23 years. A few weeks after his release, he showed up at a Norwegian fjord in hopes of seeking human contact and would even give children rides on his back.

  8. Marie and Dr. Pierre Curie were married July 23, 1985, and he eventually left his own field of research to work with her.

  9. A billionaire hedge fund manager had to go to court to prove to New York City that he didn't spend the night in the city on July 23, 2000 to avoid a $27 million tax bill

  10. July 23, 2000, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win a complete Grand Slam. At age 24, he held all four modern major championships simultaneously :the U.S. Open, The British Open Championship, the PGA Championship and the Masters. He won the British Open that year with a 19 under par.

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The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

On July 23, 2012, the Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it would've wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids

On 23 July 2012 a coronal mass ejection (CME) left the Sun at "over 1,800 miles per second"--"the fastest CME ever" seen by "one of NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft." A computer model showed "that an earlier, smaller CME helped clear the path for the larger" CME "contributing to its unusual speed."

On July 23, 1982 - a helicopter crashed at Indian Dunes, during the making of Twilight Zone The Movie. It killed Vic Morrow and 2 child actors, the crash later led to the introduction of new procedures and safety standards in the film industry

Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007) was an American organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge to have been killed in the 20th century. He was the father of actor Woody Harrelson.

A powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth orbit on July 23, 2012. Fortunately Earth wasn't there.