23 June It Happened Today
1757 British forces commanded by Robert Clive defeat the forces of the Nawab of Bengal at the Battle of Plassey.
1848 Adolphe Sax granted a patent for his new invention, the saxaphone.
1894 Birth of the future British King Edward VIII.
1911 Coronation of King George V of Britain in London.
1912 Birth of Alan Turing, British mathematician who helped to break the German Enigma code during WWII.
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes president of Egypt..