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Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23 - The Day in History

June 23 : General Interest
1992: Teflon Don sentenced to life

Mafia boss John Gotti, who was nicknamed the "Teflon Don" after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Commodore Parker prepares for a naval strike on Charleston
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commodore-parker-prepares-for-a-naval-strike-on-charleston

Automotive
1902 : "Mercedes" registered as a brand name
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mercedes-registered-as-a-brand-name

Civil War
1862 : Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days' Battles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-confers-with-his-generals-before-the-seven-days-battles

Cold War
1967 : Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Aleksei Kosygin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-b-johnson-meets-with-aleksei-kosygin

Crime
1934 : Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/even-without-the-corpse-a-murderer-is-uncovered

Disaster
1944 : Tornadoes hit West Virginia and Pennsylvania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornadoes-hit-west-virginia-and-pennsylvania

General Interest
1956 : Nasser elected president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasser-elected-president
1959 : Klaus Fuchs released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/klaus-fuchs-released

Hollywood
1989 : Batman released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/batman-released

Literary
1929 : Michael Shaara, author of The Killer Angels, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-shaara-author-of-the-killer-angels-is-born

Music
1987 : Tiffany visits the mall on her way to stardom
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tiffany-visits-the-mall-on-her-way-to-stardom

Old West
1878 : Frontiersman Martin Sweeny is murdered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frontiersman-martin-sweeny-is-murdered

Presidential
1927 : Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/newspaper-reveals-coolidge-will-be-adopted-into-sioux-tribe
1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-signs-higher-education-act
1973 : Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/haldeman-encourages-nixon-to-ward-off-fbi

Sports
1972 : Title IX enacted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/title-ix-enacted

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-announces-new-ambassador-to-south-vietnam
1969 : North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-encircle-ben-het

World War I
1915 : First Battle of the Isonzo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-the-isonzo

World War II
1940 : Hitler takes a tour of Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-takes-a-tour-of-paris


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