23rd June

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1985 Air Crash - all 329 aboard killed An Air India passenger jet disintegrates in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.
1983 Pope John Paul II meets Lech Walesa Pope John Paul II holds a private meeting with the founder of Solidarity, Lech Walesa, on a visit to Poland.
1975 K.T. Tunstall is born Singer K.T. Tunstall is born in Edinburgh
1956 Burgess and Maclean flee to the USSR Two British diplomats, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, flee to Russia before they can be arrested for spying against Britain.
1894 King Edward VIII is born King Edward VIII is born.
1872 Typewriter patented Christopher Sholes patents the first workable Typewriter. The keys are laid out in alphabetical order.

 

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On This Day - 23rd June