23 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Saint John of Matha, 1160
  • Empress Josephine, 1763
  • Irvin S. Cobb, 1876
  • Alfred Kinsey, 1894
  • Edward VIII Duke of Windsor, 1894
  • Jean Anouilh, 1910
  • David Ogilvy, 1911
  • Alan Turing, 1912
  • Irene Worth, 1916
  • Bob Fosse, 1927
  • Ted Lapidus, 1929
  • June Carter Cash, 1929
  • Larry Tucker, 1934
  • Adam Faith, 1940
  • James Levine, 1943
  • Clarence Thomas, 1948
  • Frances McDormand, 1957
  • Zinedine Zidane, 1972

Died On This Day:

  • Henry Hudson presumed killed, 1611
  • James Mill, 1836
  • William S. Hart, 1946
  • Jonas Salk, 1995
  • Maynard Holbrook Jackson, 2003
  • Aaron Spelling, 2006
  • Ed McMahon, 2009
  • Peter Falk, 2011
  • Dick van Patten, 2015

Today's Events:

  • 1683 - William Penn signs peace treaty with Indians.
  • 1757 - British East India Co. under Robert Clive victorious over the Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Plassey; Company rule in India established leading to British domination in South Asia.
  • 1793 - Reign of terror begins in France.
  • 1845 - Congress of the Republic of Texas agrees to be annexed by US.
  • 1848 - Adolphe Sax granted patent on his invention, the saxophone.
  • 1860 - U.S. Secret Service created under Treasury Department.
  • 1868 - 'Typewriter' patented by Christopher Latham Sholes; prototype later sold to Remington.
  • 1886 - Bonaparte and Orleans families banished from France.
  • 1947 - Taft Hartley act passed; stops unions from closed shops and unconditional strike rights.
  • 1951 - British spies McLean and Burgess flee to USSR.
  • 1952 - U.S. bombs Korean electric plants.
  • 1956 - General Nasser elected President of Egypt.
  • 1985 - Sikh extremists bomb Air India jumbo jet over the Atlantic SW of Ireland; record 329 dead.
  • 1991 - AIDS victim is 900th person to commit suicide by jumping off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
  • 1993 - After 8 years in attic isolation Dr. Andrew Wiles proves 350 year-old Fermat's Last Theorem.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Joseph Cafasso
  • Etheldreda (or Audrey)

Holiday:

  • Midsummer Night
  • Summer Solstice celebrated in Germany
  • St. John's Eve in Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, etc.
  • National Holiday in Luxembourg celebrating Independence & birth of Royal Grand Duke.

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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