Today in History
Today in History: Wednesday, July  23, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
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1829William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
1885Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
1945French Marshal Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason.
1952Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
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1967Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
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1984Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
1986Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
2000Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
2001Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty died in Jackson, Miss., at age 92.
2003Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over six decades.
2009Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.
2011Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actor Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter" movies) turns 25 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Gloria DeHavenActress89
Anthony KennedySupreme Court justice78
Don ImusRadio personality74
John HallSinger (Orleans), former U.S. congressman66
Woody HarrelsonActor53
Eriq La SalleActor ("ER")52
SlashRock musician (Guns 'n' Roses)49
Philip Seymour HoffmanActor ("Capote")47
Stephanie SeymourModel46
Charisma CarpenterActress ("Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")44
Sam WattersR&B singer44
Marlon WayansActor, comedian42
Nomar GarciaparraBaseball player41
Stephanie MarchActress40
Michelle WilliamsR&B singer (Destiny's Child)34
Country singer-musician Alison Krauss turns 43 years old today.
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