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Friday, June 23, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1713 After Queen Anne's War, French residents of Acadia were given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia.

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the ''Type-Writer.''

1887 Banff National Park was created, becoming Canada's first national park.

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

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

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

1941 Lithuanian 1941 independence: Members of Lithuanian Activist Front declared independence from the Soviet Union.

1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1969 Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.

1972 President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the C.I.A. to obstruct the F.B.I.'s Watergate investigation.

1985 All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing Flight 182 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb.


66 Diana Trask Country singer
62 Rosetta Hightower R&B singer (The Orlons)
60 Ted Shackelford Actor
59 Bryan Brown Actor
50 Randy Jackson TV personality (''American Idol'')
49 Frances McDormand Actress (''Fargo'')
44 Paul La Greca Actor



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