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|June 23rd, 1990||Event||Moldavia declares independence.|
|June 23rd, 1988||Event||James 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, 1985||Event||A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.|
|June 23rd, 1973||Event||A 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, 1972||Event||Watergate 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, 1972||Event||45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.|
|June 23rd, 1969||Event||Warren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren.|
|June 23rd, 1968||Event||74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.|
|June 23rd, 1967||Event||Cold 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, 1959||Event||Convicted 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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