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1661Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal

1961Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

2014Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

1980"David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

1888Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President

2003Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals

1955Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released

2004Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

1967LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

1532Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V

1975Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

2005San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

1969Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1944Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen

1939Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ

1947US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

1794Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev

1943RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde

192257th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

1986Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House

1927Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

191731st US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beat Marion Vanderhoef (4-6 6-0 6-2)

1991Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1990African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.

June 23rd Historical Events
Date Event
930
World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established 
1295
Pope Boniface VIII enters Rome 
1298
Duke Albrecht von Habsburg crowned King of Germany 
1305
French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge 
1532
Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V 
1565
Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta. 
1585
Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops 
1658
Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon 
1661
Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal 
1683
William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken" 
1713
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada. 
1724
Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople 
1757
Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal 
1758
Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany. 
1760
Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia 
1775
1st regatta held on Thames, England 
1776
Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress 
1780
American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township. 
1784
1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren) 
1794
Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev 
1810
John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon) 
1821
Dutch troops conquer Palembang 
1848
Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris 
1854
Antwerp-Roosendaal railway goes into use 
1860
Congress establishes Government Printing Office 
1863
Tullahoma campaign, TN 
1865
At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army 
1868
Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer" 
1888
Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President 
1890
In an effort to solve the 'Uitlander' grievances regarding voting rights, President Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters. 
1894
The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. 
1898
Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President 
1900
British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April 
1900
The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule 
1902
Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce 
1908
The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899 
1908
Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade 
1909
Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections 
1915
Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste 
1915
Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0 
1915
Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag) 
1917
31st US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beat Marion Vanderhoef (4-6 6-0 6-2) 
1917
Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000 
1917
Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game 
1918
Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0 
1919
Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates 
1919
Nitti government forms in Italy 
1922
57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George 
1924
8 month Twenste textile strike ends 
1925
British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers 
1925
Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming) 
1926
8th government of Briand van France forms 
1926
Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's 
1926
The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA 
1927
Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox 
1930
Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8 
1931
Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world 
1932
Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland) 
1933
Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC 
1935
Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor 
1938
Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established 
1938
Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium 
1938
NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway 
1939
Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ 
1939
France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey 
1939
US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard 
1940
Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp 
1940
RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands 
1941
Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana 
1942
World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales. 
1943
Dutch artsens protest against nazis 
1943
RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde 
1944
4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153 
1944
Russian offensive in central front sector 
1944
Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen 
1945
77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2 
1945
Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan) 
1946
In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters 
1947
Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa 
1947
US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress 
1949
First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School 
1949
Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die 
1950
Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women 
1950
Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9 
1950
Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4 
1951
Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR 
1951
Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas) 
1952
US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea 
1953
Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament 
1954
122°F (50°C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994) 
1955
Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released 
1956
"Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1956
"Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8 
1956
Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt 
1958
Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers 
1958
US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas 
1958
Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established 
1959
Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career). 
1959
A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people. 
1960
"Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV 
1960
Japan signs security treaty with the US 
1961
The Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that Antarctica is used for peaceful purposes; for international cooperation in scientific research; and does not become the scene or object of international discord, comes into force 
1961
Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak 
1961
Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th 
1961
USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m 
1962
"Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 perfs 
1962
Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos 
1962
Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan 
1963
63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
1963
NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards 
1963
President Kennedy tours Western Europe 
1964
Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam 
1967
Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA) 
1967
LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ 
1967
US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds 
1968
74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium. 
1969
French government of Couve de Murville resigns 
1969
Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1969
Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice 
1969
Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province 
1970
"Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV 
1970
Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary 
1970
Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession 
1971
Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0 
1971
WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1972
Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history 
1972
Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate 
1972
Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports 
1972
45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound. 
1973
"Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances 
1973
"Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances 
1973
Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched 
1973
World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific 
1974
1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space 
1974
20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie 
1975
75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL 
1975
Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs 
1976
CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens 
1976
The U.S. vetoes Angola's application for membership of the United Nations Security 
1977
13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4 
1977
Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests 
1978
33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy 
1979
Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia" 
1979
Rock group the Knack releases "My Sharona" 
1979
West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup 
1980
"David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime 
1980
1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation 
1980
West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium) 
1980
South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people. 
1981
"This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances 
1981
33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2 
1981
Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition 
1981
French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists 
1981
NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy 
1981
Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2 
1982
"Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC 
1982
-117°F; All time low at South Pole 
1982
Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) 
1982
Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200) 
1982
Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight 
1983
Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat 
1983
US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions 
1985
Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1985
Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die 
1985
Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million 
1986
Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84) 
1986
Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House 
1988
Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft 
1988
Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager 
1989
Movie "Batman" premieres 
1990
A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty 
1990
Moldavia declares independence 
1990
Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home 
1990
TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year 
1990
Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy 
1990
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston. 
1991
"Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC 
1991
"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music" 
1991
Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
1991
Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race 
1991
A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa 
1992
"Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh 
1992
Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time 
1992
Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election 
1993
Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis 
1993
UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti 
1993
Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy 
1994
South Africa reclaims its seat in UN 
1994
Replay shows A's Bobby Witt beat KC's Gagne to 1st in 6th but ump Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, runing Witt's perfect game 
1994
South Africa is readmitted to the United Nations Organisations (UNO) 
1994
Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN 
1996
"Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 perfs 
1996
Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament 
1996
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan 
1996
Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa 
1997
Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts 
1997
In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May 
2000
The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event 
2000
The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin 
2003
Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals 
2004
Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university 
2005
San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio 
2005
59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3 
2012
Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years 
2012
A bus carrying Czech tourists crashes in Croatia killing 8 and injuring 44 
2012
76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees 
2013
9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan 
2013
18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro 
2013
India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket 
2014
Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million 
2014
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania 
2016
Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign 
2016
Copa America semi seen by total of 8.1 million viewers in US 
2016
House Democrats stage sit-in to demand vote on gun control laws 
2016
Kim Jong-un says North Korea missiles can reach US in Pacific 
2017
Sixers take Washington PG Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick 
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