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Daily Calendar for Friday, June 23, 2023

Born

  • Josephine de Beauharnais (Empress of France) –
  • Jean Anouilh (playwright) –
  • Alan Turing ( computer science pioneer) –
  • Bob Fosse (choreographer) –
  • June Carter Cash (singer) –
  • Wilma Rudolph (sprinter, Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Clarence Thomas (U.S. Supreme Court justice) –
  • Randy Jackson (music producer & judge on American Idol) –
  • Frances McDormand (actress) –
  • Selma Blair (actress) –
  • KT Tunstall (musician) –
  • Jason Mraz (musician) –

Died

  • Jonas Salk (inventor of polio vaccine) –
  • Maureen O'Sullivan (actress) –
  • Aaron Spelling (American television producer ) –
  • Rod Beck (baseball player) –
  • Ed McMahon (television personality) –
  • Dick Van Patten (actor) –

Events

  • William Penn signed a treaty of peace and friendship with the Lenni Lenape Native Americans in what is now Pennsylvania–
  • Texas voted for annexation by the United States after nearly ten years as an independent republic–
  • First practical typewriter patented–
  • Mercedes lodged as trade name–
  • First U.S. national lip reading tournament, Philadelphia, PA–
  • Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off for a round-the-world flight in their plane, the Winnie Mae–
  • A 50-pound 4-ounce red snapper was caught in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana–
  • Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody nominated as the U.S.’s first female four-star general–
  • A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck about 40 miles north of Ottawa near the Quebec-Ontario border–
  • Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a wire–

Weather

  • It was 129 degrees F in Volcano Springs, California. This was the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States during the month of June–
  • Hail accumulated a foot deep in El Dorado, Kansas–
  • Billings, Montana, had a temperature of 104 degrees F–
  • Hailstones the size of baseballs pounded areas of southeastern Manitoba–

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