This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, June 23 is the 174th day of the year and the 175th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 23 June as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Born on this day in 1616, Shah Shuja was the second son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal. He served as the governor of Bengal and Odisha, with Dhaka, in what is now Bangladesh, serving as his capital. Shuja's siblings were Jahanara Begum, Dara Shikoh, Roshanara Begum, Aurangzeb, Murad Baksh, Gauhara Begum and others.
Balchand:— William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) December 16, 2019
Prince Shah Shuja and his wife on a Terrace
Mughal India, c1630 pic.twitter.com/GaUElcsUWg
On this day in 1761, Nanasaheb Peshwa died. He was a Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India. After the passing of his legendary father, the Peshwa Bajirao I, he was named Peshwa in 1740. The Chhatrapati (Maratha Emperor) was only a symbolic figurehead during his rule. At the same time, the Maratha empire began to change into a confederacy, where certain chiefs—like the Bhonsles of Nagpur kingdom, the Scindias, and the Holkars—became more dominant. The Maratha region achieved its pinnacle under Balaji Rao's rule. However, the Maratha Empire's various chiefs oversaw a sizable portion of its expansion.
Balaji Baji Rao, 1740-1761— Maithili 🇮🇳™ (@SuvarnBharat) May 18, 2020
He was the third Peshwa and succeeded to the throne on the death of his father Baji Rao. The Maratha power was at its zenith during his time. pic.twitter.com/lLFb0cFIOT
On this day 1980, Sanjay Gandhi, who was an Indian politician and the son of Indira Gandhi paased away. He belonged to the Nehru–Gandhi family, the Lok Sabha, and the parliament. He was widely anticipated to succeed his mother as the leader of the Indian National Congress during his lifetime, but after his untimely death in a plane crash, their older brother Rajiv took over as their mother's political heir and became India's Prime Minister after her assassination. Both his son Varun Gandhi and wife Maneka Gandhi are Bharatiya Janata Party representatives.
Recently learnt that there is at least one still surviving statue of Sanjay Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/et6Io8TqHT— Shoaib Daniyal (@ShoaibDaniyal) June 20, 2022
Since 2011, June 23 has been recognised as "International Widows' Day" in an effort to raise awareness of widows' silenced voices, highlight their concerns, and mobilise the support they require during trying times.
The United Nations has ratified International Widows Day as a day of action to address the poverty and injustice that millions of widows and their dependents experience globally.
June 23rd is observed as International Widows Day, a day to bring awareness to the millions of Widows around the world who have been left to carry the torch of hope and survival for their families🌹 Show compassion🌹💕Show kindness💖🌹#iamawidow#InternationalWidowsDay#BeKind pic.twitter.com/X88bHkiJPq— Hem (@coachhemanti) June 23, 2021
International Olympics Day
In the year 1894, The International Olympic Committee was established in the presidency of Demetrios Vikelas in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then this day is celebrated all over the world as the International Olympics Day.
World Olympic Day or International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 all around the world. The day commemorates the founding of the International Olympic Committee on 23 June 1894. This graphic looks at all the Summer Olympics and their host cities.#OlympicDay pic.twitter.com/Och7CkiTUa— News18 (@CNNnews18) June 22, 2022