Today in History

Events on Jul 23

1998
Scientist Clones 50 mice
Scientists at the University of Hawaii announce they had turned out more than 50 carbon-copy mice, with a cloning technique said to be more reliable than the one used to create Dolly the sheep.

1984
Vanessa Williams Returns her Miss America Crown
Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America forced to resign from her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.

1914
Beginnings of World War I
Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin which ultimately resulted in World War I.

1903
Ford Sells Its First Automobile
The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile.