>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~