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On June the 23th
Greek politician, Andreas Papandreou, died at the age of 76. He served three terms as Prime Minister of Greece and is considered as one of the most influential, and controversial, politician of modern day Greece.
American doctor, Jonas Salk, died at the age of 80. He is most known as having been the medical researcher who developed the first vaccine against polio.
Moldavia declared its independence from the rule of the Soviet Union.
A bomb exploded aboard an Air India passenger jet while it was flying over the Atlantic Ocean, South of Ireland. The explosion cost the lives of all 329 people aboard.
French footballer, Patrick Vieira, was born in Dakar, Senegal.
French footballer, Zinedine Zidane, was born in Marseille. Considered as one of the greatest players in football history his career was also plagued by his often irrational temper which also led to his dramatic exit from football at the end of the2006 world cup final in Germany.
A stampede during a football game in Buenos Aires resulted in the death of 74 people.
The Dutch Reformed Church accepted women ministers among its ranks.
Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
Australian actor, Bryan Brown, was born in Sydney. He is most known for his starring in the hit movies Tai-Pan, Gorillas in the Mist and Cocktail.
Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union, however it lasted only a short time as Nazi forces occupied Lithuania a few weeks later.
Greek politician, Costas Simitis, was born in Piraeus. He was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004.
King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom was born in London. In 1936 he abdicated from the throne of England in order to marry the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.
The French residents of the Acadia region were given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada. Eventually most of the French settlers left the area.
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