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Historical Events in June 1923

  • Jun 1 New York Giants rout Philadelphia Phillies, 22-5 at the Baker Bowl; first time in 20th century a MLB team has scored in every inning

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Jun 6 Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

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Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports reporter reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company

  • Jun 9 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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Jun 12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
  • Jun 15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Englishman Arthur Havers holes a bunker shot on 72nd hole to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Walter Hagen

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

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Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds Chinese military academy

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts

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Jun 21 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey

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Jun 24 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Plane1st Aerial Refueling

Jun 27 Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane

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Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter (bottom aircraft) performing the first aerial refueling over the skies of Rockwell Field in California, June 27, 1923.
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter (bottom aircraft) performing the first aerial refueling over the skies of Rockwell Field in California, June 27, 1923.
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  • Jun 28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

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Jun 28 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands