What happened this day in history June 23

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 10, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,599,040 minutes 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 213 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 3,471 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 23 Historical Events

  • 1314
    First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
  • 1532
    Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
  • 1565
    Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
  • 1757
    Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
  • 1758
    Seven Years’ War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1947
    The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
  • 1961
    Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.

Who were born on June 23?

  • 1456
    Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)
  • 1889
    Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (d. 1966)
  • 1916
    Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1940
    Stuart Sutcliffe, English painter and bassist (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
  • 1943
    James Levine, American conductor
  • 1956
    Tony Hill, American football player
  • 1974
    Mark Hendrickson, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • 1980
    Becky Cloonan, American comic book artist
  • 1981
    Rolf Wacha, German rugby player

Who died on June 23?

  • 1555
    Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
  • 1582
    Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • 1707
    John Mill, English theologian (b. c. 1645)
  • 1770
    Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • 1832
    James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)
  • 1945
    Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian resistance member (b. 1923)
  • 1992
    Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
  • 2000
    Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2008
    Marian Glinka, Polish actor (b. 1943)
  • 2009
    Hanne Hiob, German actress (b. 1923)

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