On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 2000

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin