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This Day in History for July 23 – Hale-Bopp Comet Discovered and More

Philipp Salzgeber, Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film (More info)

1967 – In Detroit, Mich., one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African-American inner city, leaving 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned (More info)

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine (More info)

1986 – Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London (More info)

1995 – The Hale-Bopp comet is discovered by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp (More info)

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