Today in History - June 23

930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alpingi, established

1585 - Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops

1757 - Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal

1758 - Seven Years' War - Battle of Krefeld

1760 - Battle of Landshut Silesia - Austria beats Prussia

1780 - American Revolution - Battle of Springfield

1821 - Dutch troops conquer Palembang

1860 - Congress establishes Government Printing Office

1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Type-writer



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

1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris

1919 - Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates

1938 - Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established

1939 - US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1941)

1950 - Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women

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

1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space

1980 - 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation

1989 - Batman movie premieres

1990 - Moldavia declared independence


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