TODAY IN HISTORY
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.