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
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
Seven Years’ War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
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.
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.
A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
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?
Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)
Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (d. 1966)
Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
Stuart Sutcliffe, English painter and bassist (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
James Levine, American conductor
Tony Hill, American football player
Mark Hendrickson, American baseball player
Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
Becky Cloonan, American comic book artist
Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
Who died on June 23?
Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
John Mill, English theologian (b. c. 1645)
Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)
Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian resistance member (b. 1923)
Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)
Marian Glinka, Polish actor (b. 1943)
Hanne Hiob, German actress (b. 1923)
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