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Today is June 23rd, 2017 and is a Friday.

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

2012: Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.

1985: A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

1982: Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.

1973: A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.