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1763 Jos‚phine Martinique, empress of France
1846 George Sax inventor (the saxophone)
1848 Antoine Joseph Sax inventor (the saxophone)
1875 Carl Milles Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
1876 Irvin S Cobb Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
1887 John Finley Williamson Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
1894 Alfred Kinsey entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)
1894 Duke of Windsor [King Edward VIII of England] (briefly in 1936)
19-- Chuck Billy rocker (Testament-Souls of Black)
19-- Jim Metzler Newburgh NY, actor (Best Times, North & South)
19-- Joseph Roman South Phila, actor (Sgt Brill-Quincy ME)
19-- Lela Ivey actress (Edge of Night)
19-- Lizzy Borden rocker (Red Rum, Norturios)
1902 Dr Howard T Engstrom Boston, a designer of Univac computer
1904 Dr Carleton Coon prof of anthropology (What in the World)
1910 Jean Anouilh France, dramatist (Thieves' Carnival)
1911 David Ogilvy advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
1912 Alan Turing mathematician pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine)
1913 William P Rogers US secretary of state (1969-73)
1916 Irene Worth Nebraska, actress (Deathtrap, Nicolas & Alexandra)
1922 Francis Thorne Bay Shore NY, composer (Burlesque Overture)
1927 Bob Fosse Chicago Ill, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees)
1929 Dave King Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
1929 Henri Pousseur Malm‚dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)
1929 June Carter Cash Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
1930 Donn F Eisele Columbus Ohio, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1933 Bert Convy game show host (Win, Lose or Draw)
1935 Gy”rgy K rp ti Hungary, water polo (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1940 Adam Faith England, singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?)
1940 Diana Trask Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
1940 Wilma Rudolph US, 100m/200m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1960)
1943 James Levine musical conductor (Tosca)
1946 Russ Thacker Wash DC, producer (Golden Seal)
1946 Ted Shackelford Okla City Okla, actor (Dallas, Knots Landing)
1950 Sally Geeson Sussex England, actress (Bless This House)
1953 Filbert Bayi Tanzania, 3,000m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1962 Paul LaGreca Bronx NY, actor
1964 Joey Allen Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1964 Trent Bushey Haverhill Mass, actor (David Rampal-All My Children)
1967 Laurie Wood Orange Calif, playmate (March, 1989)


Deaths which occurred on June 23:

1969 Stanley Andrews actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78
1972 Elton Britt country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
1973 Fay Holden actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1966    BELKNAP          HARRY JOHN        JONAS RIDGE           NC       
1966 NYMAN LAWRENCE F. ABERDEEN WA
1968 BOOTH JAMES E. ROSEVILLE CA "DEAD, VIETNAM COURIER"
1968 CASEY DONALD F. CHATTANOOGA TN "DEAD, VIETNAM COURIER"
1969 CONDIT WILLIAM H. JR. WORTHINGTON OH REMAINS ID'D 06/24/98
1969 REED TERRY MICHAEL RANDOLPH AFB TX REMAINS ID'D 06/24/98
1969 SAGE LELAND C. WAUKEGAN IL
1970 PHILLIPS ROBERT P. SYLVANIA OH
1970 PEDERSON JOE P. SEASIDE CA
1970 ROZO JAMES M. BUFFALO NY

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On this day...

1683 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians
           in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
1757 Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal
1760 Battle of Landshut, Silesia
1775 1st regatta held on Thames, England
1784 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
1810 John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
1848 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1860 Congress establishes the Government Printing Office
1860 US Secret Service created
1865 At Fort Towson, Gen Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable army
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1903 M Wolf discovers asteroid #512 Taurinensis
1915 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
1917 Molla Bjurstedt wins the US Lawn Tennis Assn title
           Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he
           throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1918 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
1924 V Albitzkij discovers asteroid #1022 Olympiada
1925 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
1931 Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1938 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
1939 France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (the Hatay) to Turkey
1944 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1944 Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
1947 Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
1949 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1950 Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
1951 British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1954 122ø F (50ø C), Overton, Nevada (state record)
1955 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1957 S B Nicholson discovers asteroid #1647 Menelaus
1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
1961 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1963 Julius Boros wins golf's US Open
1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1967 Jim Ryun sets mile record of 3 min, 51.1 sec (Bakersfield, CA)
1967 John Entwistle of the rock group Who weds Alison Wise
1967 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ
1967 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1969 Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight boxing title
1969 Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1970 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrest for marijuana pocession
1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinatti Reds, 4-0
1972 Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1974 Sandra Haynie wins the LPGA byh 2 strokes over JoAnne Carner
1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
1977 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
1979 The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1981 33-inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1982 -117ø F; All time low at the South Pole
1982 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1985 Air India jet crashes near Ireland, 329 killed
1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 Laffit Pncay Jr becomes the 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1986 Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House
1987 W Landgraf discovers asteroid #3683 Baumann
1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1989 The movie "Batman" premiers
1990 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty
1990 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of the year
1991 Tony Randall & Jack Klugman star in Bdwy performance of Odd Couple





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Denmark : Midsummer Eve
Finland, Latvia, Scandinavia : Midsummer Eve/St John's Eve
Luxembourg : Official birthday of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Newfoundland : Discovery Day (1497-John Cabot) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

RC, Ang : Vigil (eve) of St John the Baptist
RC : Feast of St Audrey (St Ethelreda), virgin
RC : Commemoration of St Joseph Cafassio, Italian priest
RC : Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Religious History

1415 Bohemian reformer and martyr Jan Hus wrote in a letter: 'It is difficult to...esteem it all joy in various temptations. It is easy to talk about...but difficult to fulfill it.'
1683 English Quaker William Penn signed his famous treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania. Voltaire once remarked that it was the only treaty never sworn to, and never broken.
1738 Birth of Samuel Medley, English Baptist clergyman and author of the hymn, 'O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth.'
1775 Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'True religion is not a science of the head so much as an inward and heartfelt perception.... Here the learned have no real advantage over the ignorant.'
1967 Paul VI issued the encyclical 'Sacerdotalis Caelibatus,' reaffirming the Catholic Church's requirement of celibacy with the priesthood.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

Thought for the day :

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