June 23 in German History
June 23, 1760
The Battle of Landeshut in Silesia is
fought. The Battle of Landeshut was an engagement fought on June 23, 1760 during the Seven Years' War. A Prussian army of 12,000 men under General Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué fought an Austrian army of over 28,000 men under General von Loudon and suffered a defeat, with its commander taken prisoner.
June 23, 1881
Death of Matthias Jakob Schleiden in
Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Schleiden was a botanist who with
Theodor Schwann founded cell theory. He was a professor of
biology at the University of Jena.
June 23, 1891
Death of Paul Bronsart von Schellendorf in
Danzig, Germany (now in Poland). Von Schellendorf was the
German minister of war from 1883 - 1889.
June 23, 1944
The German refugee novelist, Thomas Mann,
becomes a U. S. citizen.
June 23, 1948
The Soviet occupation zone introduces a
currency reform. The western zones had introduced a new
currency on June 20.
June 23, 2001
A mild earthquake (4.0 on the Richter
scale) is felt in Aachen. 6 people were injured and there was
moderate damage to nearly 100 homes.
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