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History Events on June 23


Catherine the Great
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

#Catherine_the_Great

Mexican Revolution
Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.

#Mexican_Revolution

First War of Scottish Independence
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.

#First_War_of_Scottish_Independence

John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.

#John_Jacob_Astor

United States Senate
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.

#United_States_Senate

1946 Vancouver Island earthquake
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

#1946_Vancouver_Island_earthquake

William Penn
William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

#William_Penn

Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

#Nik_Wallenda

Battle of Moclín (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.

#Battle_of_Moclín_(1280)

Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: British, Hanoverian, and Prussian forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.

#Seven_Years'_War

International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

#International_Olympic_Committee

Flanders
A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.

#Flanders

Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64 home video game console is released in Japan, ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.

#Nintendo_64

Battle of Landeshut (1760)
Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.

#Battle_of_Landeshut_(1760)

Kingston upon Hull
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.

#Kingston_upon_Hull

Acadia
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

#Acadia

Food and Drug Administration
The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

#Food_and_Drug_Administration

Second Balkan War
Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.

#Second_Balkan_War

Title IX
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

#Title_IX

Henry Larsen (explorer)
Henry Larsen begins the first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

#Henry_Larsen_(explorer)

War of 1812
War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.

#War_of_1812

Manhattan Project
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.

#Manhattan_Project

United Kingdom
The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

#United_Kingdom

2001 southern Peru earthquake
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.

#2001_southern_Peru_earthquake

Watergate scandal
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.

#Watergate_scandal

Texas Rangers (baseball)
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.

#Texas_Rangers_(baseball)

World War II
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.

#World_War_II

Warren E. Burger
Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.

#Warren_E._Burger

Action of Faial
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.

#Action_of_Faial

Nanga Parbat
Militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan killing ten climbers, and a local guide.

#Nanga_Parbat

Henry Hudson
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.

#Henry_Hudson

Sun Quan
Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.

#Sun_Quan

Lyndon B. Johnson
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.

#Lyndon_B._Johnson

Dragut
Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.

#Dragut

Adolf Hitler
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.

#Adolf_Hitler

Estonian War of Independence
Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of C?sis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.

#Estonian_War_of_Independence

Battle of Plassey
Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.

#Battle_of_Plassey

American Revolution
American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).

#American_Revolution

United States Congress
The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.

#United_States_Congress

Wiley Post
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.

#Wiley_Post

American Civil War
American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.

#American_Civil_War

1985 Narita International Airport bombing
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.

#1985_Narita_International_Airport_bombing

Ashton Eaton
Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.

#Ashton_Eaton

Cold War
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.

#Cold_War

SS United States
The ocean liner, SS United States, is christened and launched.

#SS_United_States

Typewriter
Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

#Typewriter

A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.
Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic franchise.
IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
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.
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.
The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.