#TodayInHistory – July 232 min read
July 23 – Some important events on this day.
1215 👉🏼 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
1829 👉🏼 William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer”.
William Austin Burt patented the typographer on this day, which makes it America’s first typewriter. The model invented by Burt was destroyed in an 1839 fire at the US patent office.
Although other typewriters had been invented, Burt’s was the first built in America and possibly the first properly built anywhere in the world.
1840 👉🏼 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
1944 👉🏼 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
1961 👉🏼 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls
1995 👉🏼 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
2015 👉🏼 NASA’s Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet – Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth
2018 👉🏼 Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya