About June 23

June 23, 2022 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.

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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 213 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1683
    William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
  • 1713
    The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1860
    The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
  • 1938
    The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
  • 1942
    World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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