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 This day in History - June 23
370 Historic Events for June 23
1939

Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ

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1940

RAF bombs Schiphol

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1940

Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp

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1940

Stuart Sutcliffe, Edinburgh Scotland, rocker (Beatles)

Birth
1940

Alexander Irvine, Lord Chanceller of UK (1997- )

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1940

Simon Hobday, Mareking South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Senior Open)

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1940

Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)

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1940

Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)

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1940

Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)

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1940

Adam Faith, England, singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?)

Birth
1941

Germany occupies Telz Lithuana

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1943

Dutch artsens protest against nazis

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1943

RAF discovers Werner von Brauns V1/V2-base in Peenemunde

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1943

James Levine, musical conductor (Tosca)/dir (Metropolitan Opera)

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1944

Rosetta Hightower, US singer (Don't Hang Up)

Birth
1944

Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen

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1944

Russian offensive in central front sector

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1944

4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153

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1945

77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2

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1945

Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)

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1945

Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

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1945

K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)

Birth
1945

Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa

Death
1946

Russ Thacker, Wash DC, producer (Golden Seal)

Birth
1946

Ted Shackelford, Okla City Okla, actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing)

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