June 23 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Victory Day
Estonia National Holiday
National Day
Luxembourg National Holiday
Midsummer
Finland National Holiday
Architecture Day
Germany Observance
Father's Day
Poland Observance
Midsummer Day
Sweden Public Holiday
Midsummer Eve
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Public Service Day
- International
International Widows' Day
- International
Statehood Day
Moldova Observance
National Pink Day
- Weird

Historical Events on June 23

  • 1683: A “Friendship Treaty” is signed between William Penn and Lenni Lanape Native Americans in Pennsylvania.
  • 1713: The French residents of Acadia are given an ultimatum by Great Britain: either leave Nova Scotia, Canada or pledge allegiance to the British Crown.
  • 1757: At the Battle of Plassey, 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive manage to defeat the 50,000 strong Indian Army.
  • 1758: At the Battle of Krefeld during the Seven Years’ War, French forces are defeated by the combined Prussian, Hanoverian and British forces.
  • 1760: At the Battle of Landeshut during the Seven Year’s War, Prussia is defeated by Austria.
  • 1770: The Battle of Springfield during the American Revolution is fought in New Jersey.
  • 1810: The Pacific Fur Company is founded by John Jacob Astor.
  • 1812: During the War of 1812, Great Britain removes the restrictions placed on American commerce.
  • 1860: The Government Printing Office is established by the U.S Congress.
  • 1865: Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory during the American Civil War.
  • 1868: A patent for the typewriter is give to Christopher Latham Sholes on this date.
  • 1887: The first national park in Canada is created when the Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law on this date.
  • 1940: Adolf Hitler, architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker go on a 3-hour tour of Paris to study the city’s architecture.
  • 1942: The German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 accidentally lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales allowing the fighter aircraft to be captured intact during World War 2.
  • 1947: The U.S House Of Representatives override United States’ President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft Hartley Act.
  • 1951: The SS United States is launched on this date.

Famous Birthdays on June 23

  • Romanian author and poet, Magda Herzberger is born in 1926.
  • American singer-songwriter and actress, June Carter Cash is born in 1929.
  • American novelist Richard Back is born in 1936.
  • Finnish captain, 10th President of Finland and Nobel Prize laureate, Costas Simitis is born in 1936.
  • American sculptor Scott Burton is born in 1939.
  • American actress Frances McDormand is born in 1957.
  • American director and screenwriter, Joss Whedon is born in 1964.
  • American actress Selma Blair is born in 1972.

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