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6/23/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - June 23
Lou Gehrig 
Lou Gehrig 

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland); and in 2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
  • 1776 - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
  • 1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
  • 1888 - Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President
  • 1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
  • 1932 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
  • 1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
  • 1955 - Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
  • 1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
  • 1986 - Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
  • 2003 - Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals
  • 2004 - Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university
  • 2014 - Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million


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Famous Birthdays

  • 47 BC - Pharaoh Ptolemy XV of Egypt (d. 30 BC)
  • 1894 - Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)
  • 1927 - Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 - June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
  • 1972 - Selma Blair, Southfield, Michigan, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde)

Famous Weddings

  • 1930 - Businessman Nelson Rockefeller (21) weds Mary Todhunter Clark
  • 1930 - Diplomat Ralph Bunche (25) weds Ruth Harris
  • 1967 - John Entwistle of rock group Who weds Alison Wise
  • 1996 - Five-time Olympic speedskater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1996 - "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini

Famous Divorces

  • 1993 - Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff

Famous Deaths

  • 79 - Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69
  • 1775 - Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
  • 1995 - Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure
  • 1998 - Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
  • 2006 - Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 - Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • 2009 - Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)
  • 2011 - Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2013 - Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • 2013 - Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83

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