23rd JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 23rd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1984 : Miss America resigned | & more about history on this day in the video… 21 year old Vanessa Williams gave up her Miss America title, which became the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after Penthouse magazine announced plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue. Vanessa Williams originally made history on the 17th September 1983, when she became the 1st black woman to win the Miss America crown. Miss New Jersey, Suzette Charles, the 1st runner up, and also an African American, assumed Williams’ tiara for the 2 months that remained of Vanessa’s reign.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 23rd

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 23rd

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 23rd

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 23rd

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