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This Day in History – June 23

This Day In History1683—William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to nor broken”
1776—Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress.
1784—1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
1868—Christopher Latham Sholes patents “Type-writer”
1908—The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro’s government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899.
1915—Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
1926—The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA.
1938—Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium.
1939—US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard.
1944—4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153.
1949—First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School.
1955—Walt Disney’s “Lady & the Tramp” released.
1960—“Pat Boone Show” last airs on ABC-TV.
1970—“Red Skelton Show” last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV.
1979—Charlie Daniels Band releases “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
1980—“David Letterman Show” debuts on NBC-TV daytime.
1986—Tip O’Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House.
1989—Movie “Batman” premieres.
1996—Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan.
2004—Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university.
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