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Famous Events For June 23

Famous Events For June 23 – Today In History

June 23: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – June 23  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 23rd June 0930: The Icelandic Parliament, the Alpingi (anglicized as Althing or Althingi), was established today. This is the world’s oldest parliament.
2. 23rd June 1298: In Germany, Duke Albrecht Von Habsburg was crowned today as the German King.
3. 23rd June 1305: French-Flemish peace treaty was signed today at Athis-sur-Orge.


4. 23rd June 1532: A secret treaty against Emperor Charles V was signed today by Henry VIII of England and Francois I of France.
5. 23rd June 1658: In Ceylon, Dutch troops today took the Fort at Jafnapatnam from the Portuguese. This was the last fort under Portuguese occupation in Ceylon.
6. 23rd June 1661: King Charles II of England entered into a marriage contract with Catharina of Portugal.
7. 23rd June 1683: Founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania which was the only treaty “not sworn to, not broken”.

18th Century – What Happened on June 23 – The 1700s

8. 23rd June 1713: In Canada, the French residents of Acadia were given one year to choose between declaring allegiance to the British or leaving Nova Scotia.
9. 23rd June 1724: The Treaty of Constantinople was today signed by Russia and Turkey.
10. 23rd June 1757: In India, Robert Clive took control of Bengal defeating the army led by Suraj Ud Dowlaat today.


11. 23rd June 1760: Austria beat Prussia in the battle of Landshut Silesia today.
12. 23rd June 1775: The first regatta was held today in England on the River Thames.
13. 23rd June 1784: The first balloon flight in the US today by 13-year-old Edward Warren.
14. 23rd June 1789: During the early stages of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI of France rejected the demands of the third estate, calling itself the National Assembly.
15. 23rd June 1794: Jews were today granted permission to settle in Kyiv by the Russian Empress Catharine II (Catharine the Great).

19th Century – June 24 This Day That Year – The 1800s

16. 23rd June 1810: The Pacific Fur Company, an American fur trade venture was today organized by John Jacob Astor in Astoria, Oregon.
17. 23rd June 1848: In Paris, there was a bloody revolt of workers.
18. 23rd June 1854: Antwerp-Roosendaal railway went into operation today.


19. 23rd June 1860: The Government Printing Office was established today by the US Congress.
20. 23rd June 1865: General Stand Watie surrenders the last sizable Confederate army at Fort Towson today.
21. 23rd June 1868: The typewriter with QWERTY keyboard was today patented by Christopher Latham Sholes.
22. 23rd June 1888: Abolitionist Fredrick Douglass was the African American to get nominated for US President.
23. 23rd June 1894: At the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the International Olympic Committee was founded at Sorbonne in Paris today.
24. 23rd June 1898: In the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree today replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government led by himself, and became the first President of the Philippines.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day June 23rd – The 1900s

25. 23rd June 1900: The Young Turks presented a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople which demanded these foreign powers to end the Ottoman Sultan’s rule.
26. 23rd June 1900: In Africa, British Governor Fredrick Hodgson along with some of his British supporters fled Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast. They were under siege here from April 6th.
27. 23rd June 1908: After Cipriano Castro refused to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899, the US government cut diplomatic relationship with Venezuela today.
28. 23rd June 1908: Aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade, Shah Mohammad Ali led a successful counter-revolution in Persia.
29. 23rd June 1909: In the Dutch parliamentary elections Confessional parties emerged victorious.

30. 23rd June 1917: In Boleweg Bohemia, an explosion in an ammunition factory killed at least 1000 people today.
31. 23rd June 1919: Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was incorporated today.
32. 23rd June 1923: With thousands of new members joining the Ku Klux Klan in ceremonies across the US, Ku Klux Klan is predicted to become a political force in the US.
33. 23rd June 1925: The Hong Kong harbor strikes were today fired upon by a British warship.
34. 23rd June 1926: The first test match against West Indies commenced at Lords today.
35. 23rd June 1931: Willy Post and Harold Catty took off for a round-the-world flight today in their single-engine aircraft “Winnie Mae”.
36. 23rd June 1935: Antony Eden, Foreign Secretary of the UK, offered a Somalian harbor to Benito Mussolini today.
37. 23rd June 1938: A Civil Aeronautics Authority was today established in the US.

38. 23rd June 1939: The US Coast Guard Reserve, which was later renamed as “US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941”, as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard, was established by the US Congress today.
39. 23rd June 1940: Schiphol in the Netherlands was today bombed by the RAF.
40. 23rd June 1940: Adolf Hitler visits the Eifel Tower and Napoleon Bonaparte’s grave after conquering France.
41. 23rd June 1941: Lena Horne, whose career spanned into the 80s, recorded “St. Louis Blues” today.
42. 23rd June 1942: During World War II, a Focke-Wulf FW 190, the latest of the German fighter planes, mistakenly landed at RAF Pembrey in Wales. The plane was captured intact.
43. 23rd June 1944: Tornados struck across West Virginia and Pennsylvania today. The twisters which were classified as F3 with the deadliest an F4 on the Fujita scale, killed at least 150 people.

44. 23rd June 1944: Novelist Thomas Mann became a US citizen today.
45. 23rd June 1946: Indian Passive Resisters were attacked by a group of white men in South Africa.
46. 23rd June 1947: US Congress overrode President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act today.
47. 23rd June 1949: Twelve women graduated from the Harvard Medical School today, which was the first batch of women to graduate from the school.
48. 23rd June 1950: The Swiss parliament refused voting rights to women.
49. 23rd June 1951: The hailstorm in the US this year is considered the most expensive hailstorm as caused crop damage of an estimated $1.5 million and $14 million in loss to property.
50. 23rd June 1951: Treacherous British diplomats Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess fled to the USSR today.
51. 23rd June 1952: Energy centers at Yalu in Korea were bombed by US aircraft today.
52. 23rd June 1956: An army coup by Gamal Abdel Nasser deposed the regime of King Farouk. Gamal Abdel Nasser, being a sole candidate was elected president of Egypt today.

53. 23rd June 1956: In Algeria, a series of rebel attacks during the last seven days, which was mostly targeting Europeans, the French in particular, has left 23 dead and 150 injured.
54. 23rd June 1959: In Norway, 34 people were killed today in a fire in a resort hotel.
55. 23rd June 1960: Japan signed a Security Treaty with the US today.
56. 23rd June 1961: The Antarctic Treaty System came into force today. Antarctica is the only continent which has no native human population. The rules of the treaty include:
a. Research to be for peaceful purposes only,
b. Military activity such as weapon testing, prohibited
c. Provide free exchange of information and personnel
d. Does not recognize dispute or establish territorial sovereignty claims
e. Prohibits nuclear explosion and disposal of radioactive waste, was signed by Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, USSR, UK, and the USA.
57. 23rd June 1983: The US Supreme Court today ruled that Presidential decisions can not be vetoed by Congress.
58. 23rd June 1985: In what is believed to be the work of a terrorist plot to blow up the plane, an Air India Boeing 747 with 329 people on board disintegrated in mid-air off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 people.

59. 23rd June 1986: Tip O’Neill refused to let Regan address the House.
60. 23rd June 1990: Moldavia declared its independence today.
61. 23rd June 1992: John Gotti, head of the New York Gambino Mafia Family, was sentenced to life imprisonment for racketeering and five counts of murder with no chance for parole.
62. 23rd June 1992: In Israel, Yitzhak Rabin won the Israeli parliamentary elections today.
63. 23rd June 1993: The United Nations today authorized a worldwide oil embargo on Haiti.
64. 23rd June 1994: Today South Africa reclaimed its seat in the United Nations.
65. 23rd June 1998: Financial institutions in Japan reported losses due to a “property price bubble burst”. The Japan Long Term Credit Bank (LTCB) was the latest to be hit with share prices dropping down to 3% of its value in 1987. The Japanese Government has promised to support the bank if necessary.
66. 23rd June 1999: In a landmark settlement by the tobacco industry, each state will receive a large amount of money to be used to fund anti-smoking measures, educate the next generation about the dangers to the health of smoking, and help reduce the number of smokers in each state.

21st Century – June 23 This Day In History – The 2000s

67. 23rd June 2000: There was a fire in the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers, Queensland Australia which is believed to be arson, destroyed the hostel and left 15 people dead.
68. 23rd June 2001: Sustained pressure from the International community for the former president of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic to face an international war crimes tribunal in The Hague for withholding much-needed foreign aid from the country, the Yugoslav cabinet is preparing the way for his extradition.
69. 23rd June 2008: In Australia a man who had fallen asleep in his motorized wheelchair on a highway was charged with drunk driving. His blood alcohol level was six times more than the permitted limit.
70. 23rd June 2012: Jerry Sandusky a former assistant football coach at Penn State, was found guilty of forty-five of the forty-eight counts of child sex abuse and is likely to face life imprisonment.
71. 23rd June 2012: In Thailand 76 monks were hospitalized following an attack by swarm bees today.
72. 23rd June 2012: Greece proposed to slow down austerity measures by two years.
73. 23rd June 2012: In Croatia, 8 Czech tourists were killed and 44 others injured in a coach crash.
74. 23rd June 2013: The election for Prime Minister in Albania, which was being looked at as a key test of whether or not Albania was ready to join the European Union, ended with both parties claiming success and both parties blaming each other for vote-rigging. Free elections have not been held in Albania since the fall of the Soviet Union.
75. 23rd June 2013: A bus crash in Montenegro killed 18 Romanians and 32 injured.
76. 23rd June 2013: India today won the 2013 ICC championship trophy in cricket by defeating England.
77. 23rd June 2014: In an auction painter Claude Monte’s “Water Lilies” for 54 million US dollars.
78. 23rd June 1016: In a Brexit referendum today the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
79. 23rd June 2018: Indian chess prodigy, 12 years 10 months 13 days old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the youngest grandmaster today.
80. 23rd June 2018: In Addis Ababa, an explosion at a rally after a speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left two people dead and 150 injured.

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