Archive for June 23, 2009


>You may have noticed that even though I am doing the “~ On This Day ~” feature still, it looks a little different. The reason for that is I used to get an e-mail from the New York Times with headlines and the “~ On This Day ~” snippet with a link. For some reason, I’m not getting that anymore. Also I can’t find the link to in on NY Times home page. I tried going on the website and resubscribing to the e-mail, but I can’t find where to do that either. So, since I don’t have time to go looking up interesting headlines to include, until I get this resolved, I am just going to do the “~ On This Day ~” with no other headlines and the link will not always be there, although I will try to include it.

Thanks for your patience every body.

>On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.”

On June 23, 1892, The Democratic convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.

On June 23, 1894, Edward VIII, the British monarch who abdicated in 1936 in order to marry American Wallis Simpson, was born.

On June 23, 1923, Choreographer-director Bob Fosse was born in Chicago.

On June 23, 1931, Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

On June 23, 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

On June 23, 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

On June 23, 1967, The Senate voted to censure Democrat Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut for using campaign money for personal uses.

On June 23, 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.

On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.

On June 23, 1985, All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb.

On June 23, 1995, Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine against polio, died at age 80.

On June 23, 2005, Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 1964 Mississippi slayings of three civil rights workers.

~The New York Times~

>Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 — 8:53 AM ET

Ed McMahon, America’s Top Second Banana, Dies at 86

Ed McMahon, who for nearly 30 years was Johnny Carson’s affable sidekick on “The Tonight Show,” introducing it with his ringing trademark call, “Heeeere’s Johnny!,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, NBC reported, citing his spokesman, Howard Bragman. Mr. McMahon was 86.

Read More: ~The New York Times~