Today in History, English
Today in History, English

71701June 23Event1946 – The National Democratic Front wins a landslide victory in the municipal elections in French India.
71702June 23Event1947 – 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.
71703June 23Event1956 – 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.
71704June 23Event1958 – The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
71705June 23Event1959 – 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.
71706June 23Event1959 – A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
71707June 23Event1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
71708June 23Event1961 – 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.
71709June 23Event1967 – 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.
71710June 23Event1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
71711June 23Event1969 – IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
71712June 23Event1972 – 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-
71713June 23Event1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
71714June 23Event1973 – 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.
71715June 23Event1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
71716June 23Event1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
71717June 23Event2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
71718June 23Event2013 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
71719June 23Event2013 – About 16 militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan and killed 10 climbers, as well as a local guide.
71720June 23Event2014 – The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.
71721June 23Birth47 BC – Caesarion, Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)
71722June 23Birth1433 – Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
71723June 23Birth1456 – Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
71724June 23Birth1534 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
71725June 23Birth1596 – Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)
71726June 23Birth1612 – André Tacquet, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1660)
71727June 23Birth1668 – Giambattista Vico, Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)
71728June 23Birth1683 – Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1745)
71729June 23Birth1685 – Antonio Bernacchi, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1756)
71730June 23Birth1703 – Marie Leszczyńska, Polish wife of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)

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