Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on June 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 23 is the 174th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 10, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,498,176,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontatetragon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 241 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,645 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 23 Historical Events

  • 1532
    Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
  • 1938
    The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
  • 1956
    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.

Who were born on June 23?

  • 1863
    Sándor Bródy, Hungarian writer (d. 1924)
  • 1916
    Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1977
    Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
  • 1978
    Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • 1980
    Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer

Who died on June 23?

  • 1836
    James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, (b. 1773)
  • 1989
    Werner Best, German jurist and Nazi party leader (b. 1903)
  • 2000
    Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • 2009
    Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)

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