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June 23rd, 1990EventMoldavia declares independence.
June 23rd, 1988EventJames Hansen testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that it was 99% probable that global warming had begun.
June 23rd, 1985EventA terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.
June 23rd, 1973EventA fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
June 23rd, 1972EventWatergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
June 23rd, 1972Event45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
June 23rd, 1969EventWarren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren.
June 23rd, 1968Event74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
June 23rd, 1967EventCold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
June 23rd, 1959EventConvicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).

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