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Friday June 23 2017

Historical events of June 23

1966Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.
1964Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and is succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.
1952The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1951Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.
1944In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania.
1943James Levine, pianist and conductor.
1940Wilma Rudolph, American athlete.
1934Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.
1927Bob Fosse, choreographer and director.
1912Alan M. Turing, English mathematician and pioneer of computer theory.
1910Jean Anouilh, French playwright.
1902Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.
1894Alfred Kinsey, zoologist and sociologist.
1894Edward VIII, King of England [1936].
1885Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.
1884A Chinese Army defeats the French at Bacle, Indochina.
1876Irvin S. Cobb, U.S. writer, actor, and editor.
1865Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.
1863Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brasher City in Louisiana.
1860The U.S. Secret Service is created to arrest counterfeiters and protect the president.
1848A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris.
1760Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.
1758British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany.
1700Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.
1683William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
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