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Today is 2021-06-23

YearWhat happened on this date
1295Pope Boniface VIII enters Rome
1298Duke Albrecht von Habsburg chosen Roman Catholic German King
1305French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge
1532Henry VIII and Francois I signs secret treaty against Emperor Karel V
1585Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
1611Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
1658Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort Jafnapatnam Ceylon
1661Marriage contract for Charles II of England and Catharina of Portugal
1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Penn; only treaty "not sworn to - nor broken"
1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty not sworn to
1724Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1757Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey - wins control of Bengal
1757Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal
1760Battle of Landshut - Silesia
1760Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
17751st regatta held on Thames, England
1776Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress
17841st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
1794Empress Catherine II grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
1810John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
1821Dutch troops conquer Palembang
1848Antoine Joseph Sax patents Saxophone
1848Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1854Antwerp-Roosendaal railway goes into use
1860Congress establishes Government Printing Office
1860US Secret Service created
1863Tullahoma campaign, Tennessee
1865At Ft Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable Confederate army
1868Christopher Latham Sholes patents Typewriter
1868Christopher Latham Sholes patents Type-writer""""
1888Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for President
1909Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
1915Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass - 15-0
1915Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
191731st US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beat Marion Vanderhoef (46 60 62)
1917Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
1917Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out and retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1919Nitti government forms in Italy
192257th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St. George
19248 month Twenste textile strike ends
1925British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
1925Landslides create 3-mile long Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)"""
19268th government of Briand van France forms
1927Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1927Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1930Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
1931Wiley Post and Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1935Anthony Eden offers Mussolini, Somalian harbor
1938Marineland opens in Fla - 1st aquarium
1938Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) created
1938Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1938Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
1938New York City Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
1939Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ
1939France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
1940Marcel Louette seeks opposition group White Brigade" on Antwerp"""
1940RAF bombs Schiphol
1941Germany occupies Telz Lithuana
1943Dutch artsens protest against Nazis
19444 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1944Russian offensive in central front sector
1944Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
194577th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
1945Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)
1947Vetoed Taft-Hartley Act overriden by congress
1947Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt vs. South Africa
19491st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1949Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die
1950Yanks & Tigers hit 11 HRs - Tigers win 10-9
1950Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1950Yanks and Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
1951British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1952US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
1953Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
1955Walt Disney's "Lady And The Tramp" is released
1956Jimmy Durante Show
1956Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8"""
1956Gamal Abdel Nasser elected President of Egypt
1958Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
1958Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
1960Pat Boone Show
1960Japan signs security treaty with the US
1961Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
1961Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1961Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th
1961USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1962Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St. James NYC after 205 performances"""
1962Laos Suvanna Phuma forms government
1962Larry Doby, retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
196363rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club, Massachusetts
1963New York Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1963President Kennedy tours West-Europe
1964Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
1967Senator Dodd (D-CT) censured for misusing campaign funds. Also President Johnson & Premier Kosygin (USSR) meet in NJ
1967Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
1967John Entwistle of rock group Who weds Alison Wise
1967LBJ and Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey
1967US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1969Warren Burger sworn in as US Chief Justice
1969French government of Couve de Murville resigns
1969Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1969Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1970Red Skelton Show
1970Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1971Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1971WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1973Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1973Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances"""
1973Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances"""
1973Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
19741st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
197420th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
197575th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah Country Club - Illinois
1975Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976CN Tower in Toronto - tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
1976CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
197713th Mayor's Trophy Game - Mets beat Yanks 6-4
1979Charlie Daniels Band releases Devil Went Down to Georgia""""
1979Rock group, the Knack releases My Sharona""""
1980David Letterman Show
19801st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
1980West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
198133 inning game ends Pawtuckett 3 Rochester 2
1981This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances"""
198133 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
1981French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
1981New York City mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1982Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater"
1982Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1982Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
1982Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
1983Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
1985Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air - 329 die
1985Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1985Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1986Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House
1986Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
1988Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1989Movie Batman" premieres"""
1990A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty
1990Moldavia declares independence
1990TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
1990Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1991Odd Couple" opens and closes at Belasco Theater"
1991Weird Al" Yankovic records ""Babalu Music"""""
1991Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
1992Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh"""
1992Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time
1992Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election
1993Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff
1993UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
1994South Africa reclaims its seat in UN
1996Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances"""
1996Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1996Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
1997Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts

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