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Friday, June 23th 2017

Today is the 174th day of 2017.  There are 191 days left in this year.


What Happened On This Day In History?

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ''Type-Writer.''
1888 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the first black candidate nominated for U.S. president. (The nomination went to Benjamin Harrison.)
1931 Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1947 The Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
1969 Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren.
1972 President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. The revelation that the conversation was recorded led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.
1985 All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb.
1992 John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.
1993 Lorena Bobbitt, of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.

Died on this day

1995 Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine against polio, died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 80.
1997 Civil rights activist Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, died in New York of burns suffered in a fire set by her 12-year old grandson; she was 61.
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