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Know what happened on 23rd June


Importance of 23rd June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 23rd June special in the world history.

1999
Death of Buster Merryfield, British television actor (played Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses)
Great Britain
1993
Lorena Bobbitt of Virginia, USA cut off her husband John’s penis with a kitchen knife after he sexually assaulted her. She then drove off and threw it away. It was found and successfully reattached..
United States
1985
Air India flight blown up in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, 329 people killed
India
1980
Death of Sanjay Gandhi
India
1959
German-born nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs was released from a British prison after serving 9 years for passing UK and US atomic secrets to the Russians. (Note: he returned to his career in nuclear research in Germany)
Germany
1958
The Dutch Reformed Church accepted women ministers for the first time .
Netherlands
1954
Death of George Robertson, the last person to be hanged in Edinburgh.
Great Britain
1938
The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established in the USA .
United States
1934
The US Justice Department offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest of Public Enemy Number One John Dillinger
United States
1910
Birth of Jean Anouilh, dramatist
France
1894
International Olympic Committee founded at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
1868
Christopher Latham Sholes was granted US patent 79,265 for his invention which he called a Type-Writer.
United States
1839
Death of Lady Hester Stanhope, traveller
Great Britain
1758
Seven Years War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeated the French at Krefeld in Germany.
1757
British troops led by Robert Clive (Clive of India) captured Plassey, in Bengal; Clive was made Governor of Bengal
India
1555
Death of Pedro Mascarenhas, the Portuguese explorer who discovered Diego Garcia.
Portugal
0079
Death of Vespasian, the 9th Roman Emperor.
Italy
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