Today in history

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On June 23 in …

1314 — In the First War of Scottish Independence, the Battle of Bannockburn is fought near Stirling Castle, with Scottish forces defeating the English.

1683 — Founder William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape (a/k/a/  Delaware tribe of Indians) in the Pennsylvania colony.

1912 — Alan Turing is born in London. The English mathematician and computer scientist became a leading member of the Bletchley Park team of cryptographers that cracked the Germans’ Enigma coding machine, a turning point in World War II.

1926 — The College Entrance Examination Board conducts the first Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

2013 -– Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.


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