Today in History

    What happened on the 23rd of June in history?

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    • 1683
      William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Penn; only treaty "not sworn to - nor broken"
    • 1757
      Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey - wins control of Bengal
    • 1760
      Battle of Landshut - Silesia
    • 1868
      Christopher Latham Sholes patents Typewriter
    • 1915
      Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass - 15-0
    • 1927
      Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
    • 1938
      Marineland opens in Fla - 1st aquarium
    • 1938
      Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) created
    • 1947
      Vetoed Taft-Hartley Act overriden by congress
    • 1950
      Yanks & Tigers hit 11 HRs - Tigers win 10-9
    • 1955
      Walt Disney's "Lady And The Tramp" is released
    • 1967
      Senator Dodd (D-CT) censured for misusing campaign funds. Also President Johnson & Premier Kosygin (USSR) meet in NJ
    • 1969
      Warren Burger sworn in as US Chief Justice
    • 1972
      Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
    • 1973
      Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
    • 1976
      CN Tower in Toronto - tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
    • 1977
      13th Mayor's Trophy Game - Mets beat Yanks 6-4
    • 1981
      33 inning game ends Pawtuckett 3 Rochester 2
    • 1985
      Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air - 329 die
    • 1986
      Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House