About June 23

June 23, 2020 is the 175th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 234 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 23

  • 1180
    First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1713
    The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
  • 1938
    The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
  • 1941
    The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
  • 1959
    A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
  • 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 resumes a scientific career.
  • 1972
    Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
  • 1972
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
  • 1973
    A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
  • 1982
    Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
  • 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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