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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 23 - This 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

2013 : Wallenda makes Grand Canyon crossing on high wire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wallenda-makes-grand-canyon-crossing-on-high-wire


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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