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June 23rd History

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June 23rd In Pop Culture History

1683 - William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1860 - The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office.

1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the "Type-Writer." He also invented the 'QWERTY keyboard' in 1873.

1894 - The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1926 - The College Board administered the first SAT exam.

1938 - The first 'Oceanarium' opened at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida

1944 (Tornado) Shinnston, West Virginia

1951 #1 Hit June 23, 1951 - July 27, 1951: Nat King Cole - Too Young

1953 - Frank J. Zamboni was issued a patent (#2,642,679) for his ice resurfacer.

1960 - The US Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1973 - A fire at a house in Hull, England which killd a six year old boy, was the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

June 23, 19** Birthday (fictional) Jean Grey, Marvel Comics

1980 - The David Letterman Show debuted on NBC daytime. It was cancelled a few months later.

1982 - A record low temperature of -117ºF. was recorded at the South Pole.

1984 #1 Hit June 23, 1984 - July 6, 1984: Duran Duran - The Reflex

1989 - Batman, starring Micheal Keaton, was released in theaters.

2012 #1 Hit June 23, 2012 - August 24, 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

2013 - Nik Wallenda became the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

June 23rd Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Jason Mraz (1977)
Bob Fosse (1927)
Glenn Danzig (1955)
Frances McDormand (1957)
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your mouth is moving.

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