TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Orlando Sentinel - - People & Arts -

On June 23, 1868, Christo­pher Latham Sholes re­ceived a patent for his “Type-Writer,” fea­tur­ing a qwerty key­board.

In 1888, abo­li­tion­ist Fred­er­ick Dou­glass re­ceived one vote from the Ken­tucky del­e­ga­tion at the Repub­li­can con­ven­tion in Chicago, ef­fec­tively mak­ing him the first black can­di­date nom­i­nated for U.S. pres­i­dent.

In 1904, Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt was nom­i­nated for a sec­ond term of of­fice at the Repub­li­can Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Chicago.

In 1938, the Civil Aero­nau­tics Au­thor­ity was es­tab­lished.

In 1947, Congress over­rode Pres­i­dent Harry S. Tru­man’s veto of the Taft-Hart­ley Act, de­signed to limit the power of or­ga­nized la­bor.

In 1969, War­ren E. Burger was sworn in as chief jus­tice of the United States by the man he was suc­ceed­ing, Earl War­ren.

In 1972, Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Halde­man dis­cussed us­ing the CIA to ob­struct the FBI’s Water­gate in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

In 1988, James E. Hansen, a cli­ma­tol­o­gist at the God­dard In­sti­tute for Space Stud­ies, told a Se­nate panel that global warm­ing of the earth caused by the “green­house ef­fect” was a real­ity.

In 1995, Dr. Jonas Salk, the med­i­cal pioneer who de­vel­oped the first vac­cine to halt po­lio, died in La Jolla, Cal­i­for­nia, at age 80.

In 2009, “Tonight Show” side­kick Ed McMa­hon died in Los An­ge­les at 86.

In 2018, Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials said the govern­ment knew the lo­ca­tion of all chil­dren in its cus­tody after separat­ing them from their fam­i­lies at the border, and that it was work­ing to re­unite them.

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