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

  • 79
    Titus succeeds his father Vespasian as the tenth Roman Emperor.
  • 1180
    First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
  • 1565
    Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
  • 1661
    Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
  • 1713
    The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1757
    Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
  • 1894
    The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
  • 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.
  • 1926
    The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
  • 1943
    World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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