Today is Tuesday, June 23rd. It’s National Hydration Day, Public Service Day, National Pink Day, Pink Flamingo Day, Typewriter Day and Runner’s Selfie Day
There are 11 days until the 4th of July
There are 76 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1868, the typewriter was invented
— in 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass is the first African-American nominated for U.S. President
— in 1947, President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act is overridden by Congress
— in 1960, The first contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
— in 1961, Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
— in 1965, The Kinks play a show in Springfield, Illinois, that they later learn was organized by John Wayne Gacy, who would become a notorious serial killer.
— in 1975, Alice Cooper falls off the stage at a concert in Vancouver and breaks six ribs
— in 1976, Paul McCartney wraps up the Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles, marking the last time the ex-Beatle would tour until 1989.
— in 1979, Supertramp’s LP Breakfast In America hits #1.
— in 1980, The “David Letterman Show” debuts on NBC-TV daytime
— also in 1980, The Rolling Stones release the album Emotional Rescue
— in 1983, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
— in 1984, Duran Duran’s “The Reflex” hits #1 in America. This version is a remix of the album cut done by Chic’s Nile Rodgers.
— in 1987, 15-year-old Tiffany starts her Mall Tour at the Bergen Mall in Paramus, New Jersey, performing what in November will be her #1 hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now.”
— in 1989, “Batman” premieres, directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as The Joker
— in 1990, Gary Busey paid $242,000 for one of Buddy Holly’s guitars
— in 1991, the Sonic the Hedgehog video game debuted
— in 1992, John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of racketeering charges
— in 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off husband John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis
— in 2003, Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals
— in 2006, TV producer Aaron Spelling died
— in 2009, longtime Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon died
— in 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest game in Wimbledon history. The score was 59-59 in the fifth set when play was suspended because of darkness. The men had been playing against one another for 10 hours.
— in 2011, The pilot episode of “Suits” aired on USA, starring future princess Meghan Markle
— in 2013, Nik Wallenda became the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope
— in 2014, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is sold at auction for $54 million
— in 2015, Eight Is Enough star Dick Van Patten died
— in 2016, The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union (Brexit)
— also in 2016, After a trial in which the three living members of Led Zeppelin testified, a jury rules that they are not guilty of plagiarizing the intro of “Stairway To Heaven” from the 1968 song “Taurus” by the band Spirit.
— and in 2018, twelve boys and their soccer coach are stranded in a cave in Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later
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