Nintendo 64 Launched on this day

🗓️ On This Day - June 23rd

June 23rd is a great day to simply top up on some water and play some video games. Do also take time today to learn about history's most influential female engineers, and if you can take your dog to work – do so! Here's everything you really, absolutely need to know about June 23rd.

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facts about the winter olympics

Pierre de Coubertin formed the IOC.

Without the IOC, the International Olympic Committee, we wouldn't enjoy the fantastic spectacles of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. On this day back in 1894, Pierre de Coubertin helped form the body that would keep sports in check.

Facts about Antarctica

Antarctica was preserved.

While it may seem strange now, there was the need to preserve Antarctica back in 1961, amid concerns during the Cold War. Specifically, on June 23rd, 1961, a treaty was signed to agree that no arms testing or any form of military activity would occur on the continent.

Nintendo 64 Launched on this day

The Nintendo 64 first went on sale in Japan.

In 1996, Nintendo dared to leap into the third dimension with a console that promised whole new ways to play adventures starring the likes of Mario. The console would go on to sell almost 33 million units worldwide, though the Sony PlayStation (PS1) would prove more popular over time.

facts about brexit

Brexit raised its head.

British people are still feeling the reverberations of Brexit to this day – but the referendum that started the UK’s removal from the European Union dates all the way back to June 23rd, 2016. This brought an end to a membership that had stood firm since the early 1970s.

Britney Spears

Britney took a stand.

In more recent news, in 2021, pop star Britney Spears formally requested that a judge end her court-ordered conservatorship held by her father. The case was covered by the media en masse, and thankfully, Britney eventually won her right to freedom!

Special Days Falling on June 23rd

Today isn't just any other day – as it happens, there are more than a few different ways you can mark June 23rd at home. Let's look at some of the most interesting ways people are marking today.
National Women Physicians Day

International Women In Engineering Day

We can all agree that there aren't enough women in the sciences. But, and as far back as you can go, women have had a huge impact on engineering. So, today, on International Women In Engineering Day, take some serious time to learn more about some of history's most influential female engineers – and how the work of women continues to help us live conveniently.

Fun British Bulldog Facts

National Take Your Dog To Work Day

Taking your dog to work may not always be possible, but on June 23rd, plenty of workplaces make an exception! If you don’t want to see your pup shut indoors alone while you’re at the office, maybe the boss will give you a free pass… if you ask nicely and promise to keep your pooch from marking its territory!

National Hydration Day

National Hydration Day

Hydration is just as important to us as air and food. Yet, many of us tend to suffer from dehydration simply by forgetting to drink! And, sadly, there are still millions around the world who cannot even access clean, drinkable water. So, today, focus on your own hydration, make sure you drink enough, and research how we can all help poorer areas of the world get their human right access to water.

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