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JUN 23, 2017   ۩  United Nations Public Service Day; St John’s Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations; Father’s Day (Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda); Grand Duke’s Official Birthday (Luxembourg); National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism (Canada) ● 1314: The Battle of Bannockburn (First War of Scottish Independence) began ● 1611: The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson’s 4th voyage, his son & 7 loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they were never heard from again ● 1810: John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company ● 1812: Great Britain revoked the restrictions on American commerce, one of the chief reasons for going to War of 1812 ● 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for theType-Writer invention ● 1894: The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, by Baron Pierre de Coubertin initiative ● 1913: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran (Balkan War II) ● 1943:The British destroyers “Eclipse” & “Laforey” sank the Italian submarine “Ascianghi” in the Mediterranean after she has torpedoed the cruiser “Newfoundland: (World War II) ● 1996: Andreas Papandreou, 174th prime minister of Greece, died ● 2008: Arthur Chung, 1st president of Guyana, died  – Thanks to wikipedia.org

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