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This Day in History – June 23

This Day In History1784 – 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edwin Warren).

1810 – John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co. (Astoria, Oregon).

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents the “Type-writer”.

1888 – Fredrick Douglas is 1st African-American nominated for US President.

1922 – 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots at 300 at Royal St. George.

1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA.

1933 – Don McNeill’s Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35 1/2 year run on NBC.

1938 – Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium.

1947 – US President Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress.

1955 – Walt Disney’s “Lady & the Tramp” released.

1960 – “Pat Boone Show” last airs on ABC-TV.

1960 – Japan signs security treaty with the US.

1963 – NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards.

1970 – “Red Skelton Show” last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV.

1979 – Charlie Daniels Band releases “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

1983 – US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.

1986 – Tip O’Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House.

1997 – Dow Jones drops 192.25 points.

2014 – Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million.

2016 – Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from “Stairway to Heaven” from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court.

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