Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 23

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This is a list of selected July 23 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1793 – After a siege of 18 weeks, French troops in Mainz surrendered to Prussian forces, effectively ending the Republic of Mainz, the first democratic state on the current German territory. refimprove
1881 – The International Gymnastics Federation, the world's oldest international sport federation, was founded in Liège, Belgium. primary sources
1952Egyptian Army officers in the Free Officers Movement led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser staged a military coup against King Farouk of Egypt. refimprove
1967 – A police raid of a blind pig sparked the 1967 Detroit riot that eventually left 43 dead, 467 injured, over 7200 arrests, and more than 2000 buildings burned down. refimprove section
1970Qaboos overthrew his father Said bin Taimur to become Sultan of Oman. unreferenced section
1983Sri Lankan Civil War The war began with large-scale rioting carried out by Sinhalese against Tamils in response to an ambush by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on a convoy of Sri Lanka Army soldiers. refimprove
2005Three bombs hit the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people. refimprove
Apolinario Mabini (b. 1864) unreferenced section



July 23: Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari)

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