June 23

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July 5, 2022

June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in a leap year) according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days left in the year. Name days: Zoltán, Édua + Arszlán, Bea, Szidónia, Szulikó, Szulita, Szultána, Zdenka, Zolna, Zolta, Zoltána

Events

1279 - IV. Law I of King László (Buda). 1606 - The conclusion of the Peace of Vienna II. between the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf (King of Hungary under the name Rudolf I) and the Transylvanian prince István Bocskai (see also: Fifteen Years' War, Peace of Zsitvatorok). 1780 – Transylvanian bishop László Kollonich consecrates the new cathedral in Várad. The dome frescoes of the Viennese painter Ádám Schöpf were also completed by this time. 1894 – France The International Olympic Committee is established in Paris at the Sorbonne, with Hungary as a member. 1915 - First World War: The beginning of the First Battle of Isonzo, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy successfully defends itself against the attack of the Italian army. 1940 - Hitler visits Paris occupied by German troops. 1941 - Slovakia joins the campaign against the Soviet Union. 1961 – The international Antarctic Treaty enters into force, which stipulates the neutrality of the continent. 1983 - II. During his first visit abroad, Pope John Paul II will hold talks in Warsaw with the head of state of Poland, General Jaruzelski, and will also meet with opposition leader Lech Wałęsa in Zakopane. 2005 – The Tűzraktér Independent Cultural Center opens its doors in Budapest. 2016 - Referendum in the United Kingdom on the country's membership of the European Union.

Sporting Events

Formula 1 1963 - Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort - Winner: Jim Clark (Lotus Climax) 1968 - Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort - Winner: Jackie Stewart (Matra Ford) 1974 - Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort - Winner: Niki Lauda (Ferrari) 1985 - American Grand Prix, Detroit - Winner: Keke Rosberg (Williams Honda Turbo) 2002 - European Grand Prix, Nürburgring - Winner: Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari)

Births

1534 – Oda Nobunaga, one of the most important warriors of the Sengoku period of Japanese history († 1582) 1750 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist, namesake of the dolomite rock and the Italian Dolomites (mountain range) († 1801) 1753 - Antoine de Rivarol, French writer (d. 1801) 1763 – Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, empress of France between 1804 and 1809 († 1814) 1795 - General Ignác Török, martyr of Arad († 1849) 1822 – Colonel János Máriássy of the 48th National Guard, lieutenant general of the later formed Hungarian Royal National Guard († 1905) 1840 – Sándor Kolosváry, lawyer, university professor († 1922) 1873 - Beck Ö. Fílöp Hungarian sculptor, medal artist († 1945) 1874 – János Sági Hungarian writer, ethnographic writer, newspaper editor († 1938) 1881 – Stefi Geyer, Hungarian violinist († 1956) 1889 – Russian (Soviet) poetess Anna Akhmatova († 1966) 1891 – Vladislav Vančura, one of the outstanding Czech writers, film director, screenwriter of the 20th century († 1942) 1894 - American biologist Alfred Kinsey's research on human sexuality radically changed the Western world's thinking about sexuality († 1956) 1894 – VIII. British King Edward, later Duke of Windsor († 1972) 1905 – István Iván, goldsmith and medalist († 1967) 1907 – James Meade, British economist with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics († 1995) 1910 – Jean Anouilh, French writer, playwright († 1987) 1912 - Alan Mathison Turing, British mathematician, one of the fathers of modern computer science († 1954) 1916 – Leslie Thorne, British racing driver († 1993) 1921 – Ernő Buda, Hungarian mining engineer († 2005) 1925 – Oliver Smithies, English-born American geneticist, Nobel laureate († 2017) 1927 - Herbert MacKay-Fraser American racing driver († 1957) 1927 - Bob Fosse, American dancer, choreographer, for film