History of 23 June

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History of 23 June

1902 – Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.

1904 – The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York.

1926 – The first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA.

1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

1934 – Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.

1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.

1938 – Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.

1947 – The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

1951 – Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

1952 – The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.

1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1964 – Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.

1966 – Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.

1972 – U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.

2003 – Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer.

2004 – The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.

2005 – Roger Ebert received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2013 – In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge.

2015 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around Mars. The spacecraft entered orbit on October 23, 2001.

2015 – Verizon announced it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL, Inc.

2016 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

2017 – A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
  • 1982 – Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1983 – Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer
  • 1984 – Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
  • 1984 – Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper
  • 1985 – Marcel Reece, American football player
  • 1986 – Christy Altomare, American actress, and singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
  • 1988 – Chet Faker, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
  • 1989 – Jordan Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Clevis Diamond, French footballer
  • 1990 – Vasek Pospisil, a Canadian tennis player
  • 1990 – Laura Ràfols, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 – Katie Armiger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1992 – Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast
  • 1992 – Nampalys Mendy, French footballer
  • 1993 – Tim Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1993 – Marvin Grumann, German footballer
  • 2004 – Alexandra Trusova, Russian figure skater

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