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    • June 23, 1053 "Norseman Robert Guiscard gains victory at Civitate over papal forces raised by Leo IX, who is captured Robert, 38, takes Benevento from the Byzantines and founds the Norman Empire that will rule southern Italy until 1194
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    • June 23, 1305 Flemish-French peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge.

    • June 23, 1314 "Start of the Battle of Bannockburn south of Stirling, Edward II of England & Robert I of Scotland met in battle. Scotland won and Edward fled the field and Scotland."

    • June 23, 1532 Henry VIII & Franois I sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.

    • June 23, 1565 "Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy dies, during the Siege of Malta."

    • June 23, 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."

    • June 23, 1661 Marriage contract between Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal.

    • June 23, 1683 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

    • June 23, 1713 French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada. [1]

    • June 23, 1757 "Battle of Plassey - 3000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey."

    • June 23, 1757 "Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal"

    • June 23, 1760 "Battle of Landshut, Silesia"

    • June 23, 1775 "First regatta held on Thames, England"

    • June 23, 1784 First US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)

    • June 23, 1794 Empress of Russia Catherine II grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

    • June 23, 1810 "John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)"

    • June 23, 1812 "War of 1812: Great Britain had revoked the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war."

    • June 23, 1848 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris

    • June 23, 1858 Six-year-old Edgardo Mortara is seized by Papal authorities.

    • June 23, 1860 US Secret Service created

    • June 23, 1865 "At Fort Towson, Gen Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable army"

    • June 23, 1868 "Christopher Latham Sholes patents ""Type-writer"""

    • June 23, 1885 NSW Contingent to Sudan disembarks at Sydney

    • June 23, 1887 "The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating that nation's first national park, Banff National Park. [2]"

    • June 23, 1888 Frederick Douglass is the first African-American nominated for US president.

    • June 23, 1894 "International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin."

    • June 23, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914) assassinated in Sarajevo by Bosnian Serbs initiating World War I.

    • June 23, 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."

    • June 23, 1919 "Defeat of German forces at Cesis in northern Latvia during Estonian Liberation War, now celebrated annually as Estonian Victory Day."

    • June 23, 1925 "Landslides create 3-mile long ""Slide Lake"" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)"

    • June 23, 1926 The College Board administers the first SAT exam.

    • June 23, 1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

    • June 23, 1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8

    • June 23, 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."

    • June 23, 1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established

    • June 23, 1938 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium

    • June 23, 1938 "The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States."

    • June 23, 1939 France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (the Hatay) to Turkey

    • June 23, 1940 World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

    • June 23, 1941 Lithuanian Activist Front initiates Lithuanian 1941 independence from the Soviet Union; it lasted only briefly as the Nazis occupied Lithuania a few weeks later.

    • June 23, 1942 "World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands in Wales."

    • June 23, 1943 World War II: The British destroyers Eclipse and Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser Newfoundland.

    • June 23, 1944 "4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153"

    • June 23, 1945 The Imperial Japanese armed forces ended organized resistance to the U.S. armed forces in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island of Okinawa.

    • June 23, 1947 Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress

    • June 23, 1949 First 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School

    • June 23, 1951 British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR

    • June 23, 1951 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)

    • June 23, 1955 In the Strahov Stadium in Prague the 1st all-national Spartakida begins.

    • June 23, 1955 "Walt Disney's ""Lady & the Tramp"" released"

    • June 23, 1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

    • June 23, 1957 S B Nicholson discovers asteroid #1647 Menelaus

    • June 23, 1958 The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.

    • June 23, 1959 "A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people."

    • June 23, 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 resumed a scientific career)."

    • June 23, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven

    • June 23, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Paperback Writer

    • June 23, 1967 "LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold first of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ"

    • June 23, 1967 "Mohawk Airlines Flight 40 crashes due to an incorrectly installed valve, killing all 34 on board."

    • June 23, 1967 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds

    • June 23, 1968 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.

    • June 23, 1969 Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight boxing title

    • June 23, 1969 Warren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren.

    • June 23, 1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrest for marijuana pocession

    • June 23, 1972 "45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound."

    • June 23, 1972 "HS-2, HS-15, HS-74 and HS-75 came to the aid of flood stricken residents in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Pottstown areas of Pennsylvania"

    • June 23, 1972 Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history

    • June 23, 1972 Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate

    • June 23, 1972 Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

    • June 23, 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.

    • June 23, 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 arsonist Peter Dinsdale."

    • June 23, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - 10 CC - Rubber Bullets

    • June 23, 1975 "Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs"

    • June 23, 1976 "CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens"

    • June 23, 1979 "The Charlie Daniels Band releases ""Devil Went Down to Georgia"""

    • June 23, 1979 "The rock group, the Knack releases ""My Sharona"""

    • June 23, 1981 Amanda Maccaro becomes first American to win Russian Ballet Competition

    • June 23, 1981 "NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy"

    • June 23, 1982 All time low at the South Pole -117? F

    • June 23, 1982 "Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)"

    • June 23, 1985 A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland; killing all 329 people aboard.

    • June 23, 1985 "Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die"

    • June 23, 1986 Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House

    • June 23, 1987 W Landgraf discovers asteroid #3683 Baumann

    • June 23, 1989 "The movie ""Batman"" premiers"

    • June 23, 1990 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty

    • June 23, 1990 Moldavia declares independence.

    • June 23, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elton John - Sacrifice / Healing Hands

    • June 23, 1990 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of the year

    • June 23, 1991 Tony Randall & Jack Klugman star in Bdwy performance of Odd Couple

    • June 23, 1999 "Phillips explosion of 1999 killed 2 and injured 3 in Pasadena, Texas."







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