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On This Day in History, 23. Juni

What Happened On This Day – 23. Juni

  • 2016 The UK votes to leave the European Union

    Just over half of the electorate voted for “Brexit”, Britain's exit from the EU. The UK had been part of the union since 1973.

  • 1992 Yitzhak Rabin's Labor Party wins the election in Israel

    Rabin became the country's fifth Prime Minister. For his engagement in a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 (together with Shimon Peres and Yasir Arafat). A year later, Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.

  • 1961 The Antarctic Treaty comes into force

    The treaty was the first arms control agreement signed during the Cold War. It sets Antarctica aside as a scientific preserve and prohibits military activities on the continent.

  • 1931 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty start their record-breaking flight around the world

    The American-Australian team was the first to circumnavigate the planet in a single-engine plane. After several stops, they returned to Roosevelt Field eight days later. They took nearly two weeks less than the previous record holder, the German airship Graf Zeppelin.

  • 1894 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is founded

    The IOC is responsible for organizing the Olympic Games and similar events. The committee was established at the initiative of French educator, Pierre de Coubertin.

Births On This Day – 23. Juni

  • 1972 Selma Blair

    American actress

  • 1964 Joss Whedon

    American director, producer, screenwriter

  • 1951 Michèle Mouton

    French Rally driver, the female to win a World Rally Championship event

  • 1916 Len Hutton

    English cricketer

  • 1912 Alan Turing

    English mathematician

Deaths On This Day – 23. Juni

  • 2011 Peter Falk

    American actor

  • 1996 Ray Lindwall

    Australian cricketer

  • 1996 Andreas Papandreou

    Greek economist, politician, Prime Minister of Greece

  • 1995 Jonas Salk

    American biologist, physician

  • 1981 Zarah Leander

    Swedish actress, singer

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