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..

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