About June 23

June 23, 2024 is the 175th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 220 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 23

  • 79
    Titus succeeds his father Vespasian as the tenth Roman Emperor.
  • 1565
    Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
  • 1611
    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.
  • 1661
    Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
  • 1683
    William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
  • 1757
    Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
  • 1760
    Seven Years’ War: Battle of Landeshut – Austria defeats Prussia.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
  • 1917
    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.
  • 1940
    World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
  • 1942
    World War II: Germany’s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • 1985
    A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

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