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June 23 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 23. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1180
    First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
  • 1280
    The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
  • 1305
    A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
  • 1314
    First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
  • 1532
    Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1565
    Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.
  • 1611
    The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson’s fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
  • 1661
    Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
  • 1683
    William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
  • 1713
    The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1757
    Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.
  • 1758
    Seven Years’ War: Battle of Krefeld: British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
  • 1760
    Seven Years’ War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
  • 1794
    Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 1860
    The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
  • 1868
    Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.”
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1894
    The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.

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