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What Happened on June 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Twelve boys and an assistant coach from a soccer team in Thailand are trapped in a flooding cave, leading to an 18-day rescue operation.
2017 A series of terrorist attacks take place in Pakistan, resulting in 96 deaths and wounding 200 others.
2016 The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
2014 The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.
2013 Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
2013 Militants storm a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, killing ten climbers and a local guide.
2012 Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
2001 The 8.4 Mw  southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.
1994 NASA's Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opens at Kennedy Space Center.
1991 Sonic the Hedgehog is released in North America on the Sega Genesis platform, beginning the popular video game franchise.
1985 A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
1973 A fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by serial arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
1972 Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about illegally using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
1972 Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
1969 Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
1969 IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
1967 Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
1961 The Antarctic Treaty System, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and limits military activity on the continent, its islands and ice shelves, comes into force.
1960 The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
1959 Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
1956 The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
1951 The ocean liner SS United States is christened and launched.
1947 The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft–Hartley Act.
1946 The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
1942 World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1941 The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
1940 Adolf Hitler goes on a three-hour tour of the architecture of Paris with architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker in his only visit to the city.
1940 Henry Larsen begins the first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1938 The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
1931 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
1926 The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
1919 Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
1917 In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
1914 Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
1913 Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1887 The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer".
1865 American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.
1860 The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
1812 War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
1810 John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
1794 Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kyiv.
1780 American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
1760 Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.
1758 Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: British, Hanoverian, and Prussian forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1757 Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.
1713 The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1683 William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
1611 The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
1594 The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.
1565 Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.
1532 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign the "Treaty of Closer Amity With France" (also known as the Pommeraye treaty), pledging mutual aid against Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
1314 First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
1305 A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
1280 The Spanish Reconquista: In the Battle of Moclín the Emirate of Granada ambush a superior pursuing force, killing most of them in a military disaster for the Kingdom of Castile.
1266 War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.
229 Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.
Famous People Born on June 23

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Year Name
1980 Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator
1934 Keith Sutton, English bishop (d. 2017)
1956 Daniel J. Drucker, Canadian academic and educator
1970 Robert Brooks, American football player
1928 Klaus von Dohnányi, German politician
1986 Christy Altomare, American actress and singer-songwriter
1975 David Howell, English golfer
1929 Mario Ghella, Italian racing cyclist
1927 Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1922 Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)
Famous People Deaths On June 23

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Date Name
2015 Miguel Facussé Barjum, Honduran businessman (b. 1924)
1733 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (b. 1672)
2008 Claudio Capone, Italian-Scottish actor (b. 1952)
1775 Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and author (b. 1692)
1954 Salih Omurtak, Turkish general (b. 1889)
1973 Gerry Birrell, Scottish race car driver (b. 1944)
679 Æthelthryth, English saint (b. 636)
1356 Margaret II, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1311)
2012 James Durbin, English economist and statistician (b. 1923)
2010 John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat (b. 1915)