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This Day in History – June 23, 2011




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1683 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”1784 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)1810 John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)1860 Congress establishes the Government Printing Office1860 US Secret Service created1868 Christopher Latham Sholes patents “Type-writer”1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established1938 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium1947 Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress1949 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School1955 Walt Disney’s “Lady & the Tramp” released1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards1969 Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice1972 Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate1972 Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs1979 The Charlie Daniels Band releases “Devil Went Down to Georgia”1979 The rock group, the Knack releases “My Sharona”1982 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)1989 The movie “Batman” premiers]]]]> ]]>

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