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This Day In History — The Beginning of the End for Nixon

June 23 1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ”Type-Writer.” 1947 The Senate overrode President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. 1969 Warren ...

Today In History — “Dorothy” passes away; Meryl Streep Is Born

June 22 1815 Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo. 1870 The U.S. Justice Department was created. 1874 Dr. Andrew Still became the first to ...

This Day In History — Constitution Ratified

June 21 1527 Italian statesman, diplomat, and author of “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli died. 1788 The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the 9th state ...

This Day In History — “The Greatest” Resists

June 20 1756 British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the “Black Hole of Calcutta.” 1782 The Great Seal of the United States was adopted. 1819 The 320-ton Savannah became ...

This Day In History — Civil Rights Progress in the U.S.

June 19 1862 Congress abolished slavery in the U.S. territories. 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger informed the citizens of Galveston, Tex., that the slaves were freed. The celebration of the ...

Today in History — Famous Women Achieve New Heights

June 18 1812 The War of 1812 began. 1815 Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces. 1873 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting ...

Today in History- June 17th

June 17   1579 Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California and names it New Albion. 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill) during the American Revolution. 1856 1st Republican ...

Today In History- June 15th

June 15th   1215 King John signs the Magna Carta. 1775 George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of American Army. 1877 Henry Ossiana, a former slave, becomes the first African-American ...

Today in History- June 13th

June 13th   1373 The Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 1373 is signed, it is the world’s oldest treaty. 1774 Rhode Island is the first colony to ban importation of slaves. 1866 US House ...

Today in History

June 10th   1610 Dutch settlers colonize Manhattan Island.   1846 Robert Thomson patents the rubber tire.   1940 Canada declares war on Italy.   1963 Equal Pay Act signed by President ...
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