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Calendar for June 23rd, 2014

1680s

  • 1683: William Penn signed a treaty of peace and friendship with the Lenni Lenape Indians in what is now Pennsylvania

  • 1760s

  • Born 1763: Josephine de Beauharnais (Empress of France)

  • 1840s

  • 1845: Texas voted for annexation by the United States after nearly ten years as an independent republic

  • 1860s

  • 1868: First practical typewriter patented

  • 1910s

  • Born 1910: Jean Anouilh (playwright)

  • 1920s

  • 1926: First U.S. national lip reading tournament, Philadelphia, PA

  • Born 1927: Bob Fosse (choreographer)

  • Born 1929: June Carter Cash (singer)

  • 1930s

  • 1931: Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off for a round-the-world flight in their plane, the Winnie Mae

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Wilma Rudolph (sprinter, Olympic gold medalist)

  • Born 1948: Clarence Thomas (U.S. Supreme Court justice)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Randy Jackson (music producer & judge on American Idol)

  • Born 1957: Frances McDormand (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Selma Blair (actress)

  • Born 1975: KT Tunstall (musician)

  • Born 1977: Jason Mraz (musician)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1995: Jonas Salk (inventor of polio vaccine)

  • Died 1998: Maureen O'Sullivan (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Aaron Spelling (television producer; Guinness certified him as the world's most prolific television producer, with more than 3,800 hours of programming from 1956-2006 to his credit)

  • Died 2007: Rod Beck (baseball player)

  • 2008: Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody nominated as the U.S.'s first female four-star general

  • Died 2009: Ed McMahon (television personality)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck about 40 miles north of Ottawa near the Quebec-Ontario border

  • 2013: Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a wire


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