About June 23

June 23, 2021 is the 174th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 223 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.
  • 1305
    A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
  • 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.
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1894
    The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
  • 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.
  • 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: Germany’s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
  • 1946
    The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
  • 1968
    74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • 1969
    Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • 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.

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