THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/06
JUNE 23RD

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930 – World’s oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established

1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress

1888 – Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president

1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

1981-Governor Abubakar Balarabe Musa is impeached by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.”

1990 – Moldavia declares independence

1994 – South Africa reclaims its seat in UN

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1894 – Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)

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1929 – June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

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1972 – Selma Blair, Southfield, Michigan, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde)

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1972 – Zinedine Zidane, French footballer

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1976 – Brandon Stokley, American football player

1976 – Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress

1976 – Patrick Vieira, French footballer

1977 – Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

1977 – Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

79 – Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69

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1995 – Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure

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1996 – Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76

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