Today in History: 23rd July

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Historical Events:

• 1892: Haile Selassi I, Emperor of Ethiopia, is born.
• 1972: First Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched.
• 1999: Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
• 1982: FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1868: (Pieter) Hugo Naude, SA portrait and landscape painter, is born in Worcester.
• 1950: Lochner de Kock, SA singer and lyric writer, is born.
• 1961: P.J. Powers, SA pop singer, is born.
• 1922: Stefans Grové, SA pianist and composer, is born in Bethlehem, OFS.

Sports:

• 1989: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic.
• 1949: Edward Butler (Clive) Rice, SA cricket player, is born in Johannesburg.
• 1960: The SA rugby team loses 3-11 against New Zealand in the second test in Cape Town.
• 1972: Justin Swart, SA rugby Springbok, is born in Stellenbosch.

Source: historyorb.com & sahistory.org.com
Compiled by: Thandi Xaba