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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

1902 : "Mercedes" registered as a brand name

Civil War
1862 : Lee confers with his generals before the Seven Days' Battles

Cold War
1967 : Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Aleksei Kosygin

1934 : Even without the corpse, a murderer is uncovered

1944 : Tornadoes hit West Virginia and Pennsylvania

General Interest
1956 : Nasser elected president

1959 : Klaus Fuchs released

2013 : Wallenda makes Grand Canyon crossing on high wire

1989 : Batman released

1929 : Michael Shaara, author of The Killer Angels, is born

1987 : Tiffany visits the mall on her way to stardom

Old West
1878 : Frontiersman Martin Sweeny is murdered

1927 : Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe

1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act

1973 : Haldeman encourages Nixon to ward off FBI

1972 : Title IX enacted

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson announces new ambassador to South Vietnam

1969 : North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het

World War I
1915 : First Battle of the Isonzo

World War II
1940 : Hitler takes a tour of Paris
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