June 23 in History

June 23 in Pop Culture History

June 23rd is…
National Detroit-Style Pizza Day
National Hydration Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
National Pink Day

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1860 – The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office.

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” He also invented the ‘QWERTY keyboard’ in 1873.

1894 – The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1926 – The College Board administered the first SAT exam.

1938 – The first ‘Oceanarium’ opened at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida

1944 (Tornado) Shinnston, West Virginia

#1 Hit June 23, 1951 – July 27, 1951: Nat King ColeToo Young

1953 – Frank J. Zamboni was issued a patent (#2,642,679) for his ice resurfacer.

1960 – The US Food and Drug Administration declared Enovid the world’s first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill.

1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England, which killed a six-year-old boy, was the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

1980 – The David Letterman Show debuted on NBC Daytime. It was canceled a few months later.

1982 – A record low temperature of -117ºF. It was recorded at the South Pole.

#1 Hit June 23, 1984 – July 6, 1984: Duran DuranThe Reflex

1989 – Batman and Honey I Shrunk The Kids were released in theaters

2000 – Gone in 60 Seconds, Me, Myself and Irene and Chicken Run debuted in theaters

2004 – Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks were released in theaters

#1 Hit June 23, 2012 – August 24, 2012: Carly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe

2013 – Nik Wallenda successfully became the first man to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.


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