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  • White Lodge, Richmond Park, London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 23, 1894

    Edward VIII

    Birth

    White Lodge, Richmond Park, London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 23, 1894

    Edward was born on 23 June 1894 at White Lodge, Richmond Park, on the outskirts of London during the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 23, 1905

    The Wright brothers

    The Flyer III

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 23, 1905

    The Wrights scrapped the battered and much-repaired aircraft, but saved the engine, and in 1905 built a new airplane, the Flyer III. Nevertheless, at first this Flyer offered the same marginal performance as the first two. Its maiden flight was on June 23 and the first few flights were no longer than 10 seconds.




  • Wales, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 1910

    Edward VIII

    Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester

    Wales, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 1910

    He was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester a month later on 23 June 1910, his 16th birthday.




  • London, England
    Sunday Jun 23, 1912

    Alan Turing

    Born

    London, England
    Sunday Jun 23, 1912

    Alan Turing was born on 23 June 1912, in Maida Vale, London, England.




  • London, England
    Sunday Jun 23, 1912

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Birth

    London, England
    Sunday Jun 23, 1912

    Turing was born in Maida Vale, London, while his father, Julius Mathison Turing (1873 – 1947), was on leave from his position with the Indian Civil Service (ICS) at Chatrapur, then in the Madras Presidency and presently in Odisha state, in India. Turing's father was the son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Robert Turing, from a Scottish family of merchants that had been based in the Netherlands and included a baronet. Turing's mother, Julius' wife, was Ethel Sara Turing (née Stoney 1881–1976), daughter of Edward Waller Stoney, chief engineer of the Madras Railways. The Stoneys were a Protestant Anglo-Irish gentry family from both County Tipperary and County Longford, while Ethel herself had spent much of her childhood in County Clare.




  • Hungary
    Monday Jun 23, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Hungary Signed an armistice With Czechoslovakia

    Hungary
    Monday Jun 23, 1919

    On 23 June, Hungary signed an armistice with Czechoslovakia.




  • Spain
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1936

    Francisco Franco

    Offering to quell the discontent in the Spanish Republican Army

    Spain
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1936

    On 23 June 1936, he wrote to the head of the government, Casares Quiroga, offering to quell the discontent in the Spanish Republican Army, but received no reply.


  • Kohima, Nagaland, India
    Friday Jun 23, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Kohima ended

    Kohima, Nagaland, India
    Friday Jun 23, 1944

    The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese U-Go offensive into India in 1944 during the Second World War. The battle was fought in three stages from 4 April to 22 June 1944 around the town of Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in northeast India. From 3 to 16 April, the Japanese attempted to capture Kohima ridge, a feature which dominated the road by which the besieged British and Indian troops. From 18 April to 13 May, British and Indian reinforcements counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had captured. The Japanese abandoned the ridge at this point but continued to block the Kohima–Imphal road. From 16 May to 22 June, the British and Indian troops pursued the retreating Japanese and reopened the road. The battle ended on 22 June when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 109, ending the Siege of Imphal.


  • Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Prince Charles

    Graduation

    Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Charles broke royal tradition a second time when he proceeded straight to university after his A-levels, rather than joining the British Armed Forces. In October 1967, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, archaeology, and history. During his second year, Charles attended the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, studying Welsh history and language for a term. He graduated from Cambridge with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts on 23 June 1970, the first heir apparent to earn a university degree.


  • Marseille, France
    Friday Jun 23, 1972

    Zinedine Zidane

    Birth

    Marseille, France
    Friday Jun 23, 1972

    Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972 in La Castellane, Marseille, in Southern France.


  • Near Watervill, Ireland
    Sunday Jun 23, 1985

    Plane Accidents

    Air India Flight 182

    Near Watervill, Ireland
    Sunday Jun 23, 1985

    Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747-237B, crashed off the southwest coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985, when a bomb exploded in the cargo hold. All 307 passengers and 22 crew members died. One passenger had checked in as "M. Singh". Singh did not board the flight. His suitcase containing the bomb was loaded onto the plane, however. "Mr. Singh" was never identified or captured. It was later determined Sikh extremists were behind the bombing as a retaliation for the Indian government's attack on the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar, which is very important for the Sikhs. This was, at the time, the deadliest terrorist attack involving an airplane.


  • Uzbekistan
    Friday Jun 23, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR replaced

    Uzbekistan
    Friday Jun 23, 1989

    On June 23, 1989, Gorbachev removed Rafiq Nishonov as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR and replaced him with Karimov, who went on to lead Uzbekistan as a Soviet Republic and subsequently as an independent state.


  • Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
    Sunday Jun 23, 1991

    Harald V

    The consecration

    Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
    Sunday Jun 23, 1991

    The King chose to continue the tradition of royal benediction, a tradition that had been introduced with his father, and was consecrated together with Queen Sonja in the Nidaros Cathedral on 23 June 1991.


  • Rwanda
    Thursday Jun 23, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    Opération Turquoise

    Rwanda
    Thursday Jun 23, 1994

    On 23 June, around 2,500 soldiers entered southwestern Rwanda as part of the French-led United Nations Opération Turquoise.


  • Afghanistan
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1998

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Al-Qaeda congress

    Afghanistan
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1998

    Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri organized an al-Qaeda congress on June 24, 1998. A week prior to the beginning of the conference, a group of well-armed assistants to al-Zawahiri had left by jeeps in the direction of Herat. Following the instructions of their patron, in the town of Koh-i-Doshakh, they met three unknown Slavic-looking men who had arrived from Russia via Iran. After their arrival in Kandahar, they split up. One of the Russians was directly escorted to al-Zawahiri and he did not participate in the conference.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong was removed from WHO's list of infected areas

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 23, 2003

    On June 23, Hong Kong was removed from WHO's list of 'Affected Areas', while Toronto, Beijing, and Taiwan remained.


  • Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2007 Greek Forest Fires

    Greece
    Saturday Jun 23, 2007

    The 2007 Greek forest fires were a series of massive forest fires that broke out in several areas across Greece throughout the summer of 2007. The most destructive and lethal infernos broke out on 23 August, expanded rapidly and raged out of control until 27 August, until they were put out in early September. In total 84 people lost their lives because of the fires, including several fire fighters.


  • Beijing, China
    Monday Jun 23, 2008

    Kobe Bryant

    First Olympic medal

    Beijing, China
    Monday Jun 23, 2008

    On June 23, 2008, he was named to the USA Men's Senior National Team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. This was his first time going to the Olympics. Bryant scored 20 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, along with six assists, as Team USA defeated Spain 118–107 in the gold medal game on August 24, 2008, for its first gold medal in a worldwide competition since the 2000 Olympics. He averaged 15.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists while shooting .462 from the field in eight Olympic contests.


  • Cambridge, England
    Saturday Jun 23, 2012

    Alan Turing

    The Centenary of Turing's Birth

    Cambridge, England
    Saturday Jun 23, 2012

    A blue plaque at the college was unveiled on the centenary of his birth on 23 June 2012 and is now installed at the college's Keynes Building on King's Parade.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 23, 2013

    Bitcoin

    US Drug Enforcement Administration listed ₿11.02 as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 23, 2013

    On 23 June 2013, the US Drug Enforcement Administration listed ₿11.02 as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice seizure notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881. This marked the first time a government agency had seized bitcoin.


  • England
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    David Cameron

    Brexit's Referendum

    England
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    As promised in the election manifesto, Cameron set a date for a referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union, and announced that he would be campaigning for Britain to remain within a "reformed EU". The terms of the UK's membership of the EU were re-negotiated. The referendum came to be known as Brexit (a portmanteau of "British" and "exit") and was held on 23 June 2016. The result was approximately 52% in favour of leaving the European Union and 48% against, with a turnout of 72%.


  • Colombia
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The Ceasefire

    Colombia
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    On 23 June 2016, the Colombian government and FARC agreed to a ceasefire.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    Brexit

    Brexit-related jargon entered popular use

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    In the wake of the referendum of 23 June 2016, many new pieces of Brexit-related jargon entered popular use.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    Brexit

    Cameron announced a referendum date

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    In a speech to the House of Commons on 22 February 2016, Cameron announced a referendum date of 23 June 2016, and commented on the renegotiation settlement. He spoke of an intention to trigger the Article 50 process immediately following a Leave vote and of the "two-year time period to negotiate the arrangements for exit."


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