Saturday 23 June 2018, 01:05:28
23 June 47 BC
: Ptolemaeus XV Caesarion, eldest son of Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII and possibly the only son of Roman general Julius Caesar, is born, probably in Alexandria.
23 June 79
: Vespasian, or Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, Roman emperor since 69, dies of a fever at the mineral spring of Aquae Cutiliae in central Italy at age 69, saying “Væ, puto deus fio
- O, I think I 'm becoming a god!”.
23 June 1686
: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, engineer and glass blower, is born in Danzig.
23 June 1735
: Swedish botanist Linnaeus publishes the first edition of his standard work “Systema naturae” in the Dutch university town of Leiden.
23 June 1799
: A platinum bar is made to be deposited in the French National Archives and proclaimed the prototype metre in December.
23 June 1868
: Christopher Sholes patents the typewriter.
23 June 1894
: A congress in Paris organized by French pedagogue and historian Pierre de Coubertin decides to found the International Olympic Committee IOC and hold the first Summer Olympics in two years time in Athens.
23 June 1912
: Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist, is born in Maida Vale, London.
23 June 1939
: The Kingdom of Siam changes its name to Thailand, meaning “Free Land”.
23 June 1968
: At the parliamentary elections in France, held early following widespread unrest in May, the ruling Gaullist party emerges even stronger than before.