Today in History: June 23
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Today is Saturday, June 23, the 175th day of 2012. There are 191 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
* On June 23, 1812, Britain, unaware that America had declared war against it five days earlier, rescinded its policy on neutral shipping, a major issue of contention between the two countries. The same day, the British frigate HMS Belvidera came under attack from the USS President and the USS Congress in the North Atlantic; the Belvidera managed to escape.
On this date
* In 1757, forces of the East India Company led by Robert Clive won the Battle of Plassey, which effectively marked the beginning of British colonial rule in India.
* In 1860, a congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year.
* In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours.
* In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was
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