By The Associated Press
Today in History
Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2021. There are 161 days left in the year.
Todayís Highlight in History:
On July 23, 2003, Massachusettsí attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably had sexually abused more than 1,000 people over a period of six decades.
On this date:
In 1829, William Austin Burt received a patent for his ìtypographer,î a forerunner of the typewriter.
In 1945, French Marshal Henri Petain (ahn-REEí pay-TANí), who had headed the pro-Axis Vichy (vee-shee) government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason. (He was convicted and condemned to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison. On this date in 1951, Petain died in prison.)
In 1967, five days of deadly rioting erupted in Detroit as an early morning police raid on an unlicensed bar resulted in a confrontation with local residents that escalated into violence that spread into other parts of the city; 43 people, mostly Blacks, were killed.
In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on top of them during filming of a Vietnam War scene for ìTwilight Zone: The Movie.î One year ago: