23 June 2021: Τhis day in history

930: World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established

1868: Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind

1960: 1st contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.

1972: Hurricane Agnes becomes America’s costliest natural disaster, affecting 15 states, with 119 deaths and $3 billion in damage

1974: 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space

1979: Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” becomes No. 1 album in the US featuring “Take the Long Way Home”

2016: Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union


Source: Onthisday.com

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