On this day July 23-29, 2023 (week 30) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day July 23-29, 2023 (week 30)

July 23, 2023 - July 29, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first Ford Model A, Nescafé instant coffee, the end of bread rationing in Britain after WWII, the rock singer Mick Jagger, the end of the Korean War, the first use of fingerprints for identification and the creation of NASA.

July 23, 1903: The first Ford Model A was sold. Designed and manufactured by then little-known engineer Henry Ford, it featured a twin-cylinder internal combustion engine

July 24, 1938: Nescafé instant coffee was introduced in Switzerland by the Nestlé company, to assist the Brazilian government to solve its coffee surplus problem

July 25, 1948: Bread rationing in Britain came to an end. It was imposed in July 1946 as a result of shortages after World War II, though it was not rationed during the war itself

July 26, 1943: Mick Jagger, a founder member of rock band the Rolling Stones, was born. Known for his energetic live performances and distinctive voice, he turns 80 today

July 27, 1953: The armistice ending the three-year Korean War was signed at Panmunjom. The conflict claimed the lives of at least 2.5 million soldiers and civilians

July 28, 1858: The first use of fingerprints as a means of identification was made by William Herschel in India. He asked a businessman to impress his hand print on a contract

July 29, 1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA, to equip the U.S. “for leadership in the Space Age”

PUBLISHED: 27/06/2023; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom