Today in History: June 23

Today in History: June 23

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1683

William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1700

Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.

1758

British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany.

1760

Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.

1848

A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris.

1863

Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brashear City in Louisiana.

1865

Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.

1884

A Chinese Army defeats the French at Bac Le, Indochina.

1885

Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.

1902

Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.

1934

Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.

1944

In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania.

1951

Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

1952

The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on the Yalu River, Korea.

1964

Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and is succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.

1966

Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.