Historical Events on 23rd June

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930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1295 - Pope Boniface VIII enters Rome
1298 - Duke Albrecht von Habsburg crowned King of Germany
1305 - French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge
1532 - Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V
1565 - Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
1585 - Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
1658 - Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
1661 - Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
1683 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 1713 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1724 - Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1757 - Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal
1758 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1760 - Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
1775 - 1st regatta held on Thames, England
1776 - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
1780 - American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.
1784 - 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
Empress of Russia Catherine the GreatEmpress of Russia Catherine the Great 1794 - Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
1810 - John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
1821 - Dutch troops conquer Palembang
1848 - Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1854 - Antwerp-Roosendaal railway goes into use
1860 - Congress establishes Government Printing Office
1863 - Tullahoma campaign, TN
1865 - At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1888 - Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 1890 - In an effort to solve the 'Uitlander' grievances regarding voting rights, President Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters.
1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1900 - British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April
1900 - The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule
1902 - Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
1908 - The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899
1908 - Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade
1909 - Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
1915 - Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
1915 - Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
1915 - Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla MalloryTennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory 1917 - 31st US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beat Marion Vanderhoef (4-6 6-0 6-2)
1917 - Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
1917 - Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1918 - Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
1919 - Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates
1919 - Nitti government forms in Italy
1922 - 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George
1924 - 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1925 - British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
1925 - Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
1926 - 8th government of Briand van France forms
1926 - Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's
1926 - The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA
1927 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1930 - Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
1931 - Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1932 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1933 - Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC
1935 - Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor
1938 - Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1938 - Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
1938 - NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
1939 - Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ
1939 - France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
1939 - US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard
Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko NagurskiHall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski 1940 - Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
1940 - RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands
1941 - Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
1942 - World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1943 - Dutch artsens protest against nazis
1943 - RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde
1944 - 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1944 - Russian offensive in central front sector
1944 - Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
1945 - 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
Novelist Thomas MannNovelist Thomas Mann 1945 - Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)
1946 - In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
1947 - Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa
1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1949 - First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1949 - Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die
1950 - Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1950 - Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
1950 - Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1951 - Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951 - Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1952 - US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
1954 - 122°F (50°C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994)
1955 - Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
1956 - "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1956 - "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1958 - Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1958 - US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
1958 - Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
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).
1959 - A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
1960 - "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1960 - Japan signs security treaty with the US
1961 - The Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that Antarctica is used for peaceful purposes; for international cooperation in scientific research; and does not become the scene or object of international discord, comes into force
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1961 - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1961 - Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m
1962 - "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 perfs
1962 - Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos
1962 - Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
1963 - 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1963 - NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1963 - President Kennedy tours Western Europe
1964 - Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
1967 - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
1967 - LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ
1967 - US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1968 - 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
1969 - French government of Couve de Murville resigns
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 1969 - Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 - Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
1969 - Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province
1970 - "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
1970 - Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 - Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1971 - Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1971 - WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 - Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 - Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1972 - 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
1973 - "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
1973 - "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
1973 - Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1973 - World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1974 - 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1975 - 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper 1975 - Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976 - CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
1976 - The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
1977 - 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
1977 - Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests
1978 - 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1979 - Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 - Rock group the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1979 - West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 1980 - "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime
1980 - 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
1980 - West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
1980 - South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.
1981 - "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
1981 - 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 - Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 - French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
1981 - NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1981 - Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
1982 - "Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
1982 - -117°F; All time low at South Pole
1982 - Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1982 - Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
1982 - Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
1983 - Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983 - US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
1985 - Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1985 - Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 - Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1986 - Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1986 - Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
1988 - Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 - Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1989 - Movie "Batman" premieres
1990 - A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
1990 - Moldavia declares independence
1990 - Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
1990 - TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
1990 - Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1990 - African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.
1991 - "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
1991 - "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
1991 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1991 - Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
1991 - A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
1992 - "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
1992 - Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1992 - Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election
1993 - Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
1993 - UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
1993 - Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
1994 - South Africa reclaims its seat in UN
1994 - Replay shows A's Bobby Witt beat KC's Gagne to 1st in 6th but ump Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, runing Witt's perfect game
1994 - South Africa is readmitted to the United Nations Organisations (UNO)
1994 - Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN
1996 - "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 perfs
1996 - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1996 - Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
1996 - Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
1997 - Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
1997 - In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
2000 - The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
2000 - The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 2003 - Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals

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