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What Happened on June 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2017 A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 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 stormed 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.
1996 The Nintendo 64 home video game console is released in Japan, ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.
1991 Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic 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 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 Cold War: The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959.
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 CĿsis; 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 Typewriter: 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 Kiev.
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 a secret treaty against Emperor 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 Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
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
1976 Patrick Vieira, French footballer and manager
1985 Marcel Reece, American football player
1945 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and author
1909 Georges Rouquier, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1976 Brandon Stokley, American football player
1993 Marvin Grumann, German footballer
1930 Anthony Thwaite, English poet, critic, and academic
1916 Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1990)
1894 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
1964 Tara Morice, Australian actress and singer
Famous People Deaths On June 23

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Date Name
1806 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1836 James Mill, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1773)
1953 Albert Gleizes, French painter (b. 1881)
2016 Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (b. 1927)
1992 Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
947 Li Congyi, prince of Later Tang (b. 931)
2014 Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)
2011 Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
2013 Kurt Leichtweiss, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
2015 Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)