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June 23rd, 1990 (June 23 1990)EventMoldavia declares independence.
June 23rd, 1988 (June 23 1988)EventJames Hansen testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that it was 99% probable that global warming had begun.
June 23rd, 1985 (June 23 1985)EventA terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.
June 23rd, 1973 (June 23 1973)EventA 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 arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)EventWatergate 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.
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)Event45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
June 23rd, 1969 (June 23 1969)EventWarren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren.Earl Warren Quotes
June 23rd, 1968 (June 23 1968)Event74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
June 23rd, 1967 (June 23 1967)EventCold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
June 23rd, 1959 (June 23 1959)EventConvicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
June 23rd, 1959 (June 23 1959)EventA fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
June 23rd, 1958 (June 23 1958)EventThe Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)EventIn the Strahov Stadium in Prague the 1st all-national Spartakiada begins.
June 23rd, 1947 (June 23 1947)EventThe United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
June 23rd, 1945 (June 23 1945)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when organised resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
June 23rd, 1943 (June 23 1943)EventWorld War II: The British destroyers Eclipse and Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
June 23rd, 1942 (June 23 1942)EventWorld War II: The first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train load of Jews from Paris.
June 23rd, 1942 (June 23 1942)EventWorld War II: Germany s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
June 23rd, 1941 (June 23 1941)EventThe Lithuanian Activist Front initiates independence from the Soviet Union; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)EventWorld War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.Adolf Hitler Quotes
June 23rd, 1938 (June 23 1938)EventThe Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
June 23rd, 1931 (June 23 1931)EventWiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
June 23rd, 1926 (June 23 1926)EventThe College Board administers the first SAT exam.
June 23rd, 1919 (June 23 1919)EventEstonian Liberation War: The decisive defeat of German Freikorps forces in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
June 23rd, 1917 (June 23 1917)EventIn 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.Babe Ruth Quotes
June 23rd, 1914 (June 23 1914)EventMexican Revolution: Francisco Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
June 23rd, 1894 (June 23 1894)EventThe International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
June 23rd, 1888 (June 23 1888)EventFrederick Douglass is the first African-American nominated for U.S. president.Frederick Douglass Quotes
June 23rd, 1887 (June 23 1887)EventThe Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation s first national park, Banff National Park. The Rock Quotes
June 23rd, 1868 (June 23 1868)EventChristopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer.
June 23rd, 1865 (June 23 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
June 23rd, 1860 (June 23 1860)EventThe United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
June 23rd, 1812 (June 23 1812)EventWar of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
June 23rd, 1810 (June 23 1810)EventJohn Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
June 23rd, 1794 (June 23 1794)EventEmpress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
June 23rd, 1780 (June 23 1780)EventAmerican Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.
June 23rd, 1760 (June 23 1760)EventSeven Years War: Battle of LandeshutAustria defeats Prussia.
June 23rd, 1758 (June 23 1758)EventSeven Years War: Battle of KrefeldBritish forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
June 23rd, 1757 (June 23 1757)EventBattle of Plassey3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
June 23rd, 1713 (June 23 1713)EventThe French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
June 23rd, 1683 (June 23 1683)EventWilliam Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.William Penn Quotes
June 23rd, 1661 (June 23 1661)EventMarriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
June 23rd, 1611 (June 23 1611)EventThe 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.
June 23rd, 1565 (June 23 1565)EventTurgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
June 23rd, 1532 (June 23 1532)EventHenry VIII and Francois I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
June 23rd, 1314 (June 23 1314)EventFirst War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins.
June 23rd, 1305 (June 23 1305)EventThe Flemish-French peace treaty is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.

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