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Today in History
Today in History: Friday, June  23, 2017
AP Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.
 
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On this date in:
1868Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
1892The Democratic convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.
1923Choreographer-director Bob Fosse was born in Chicago.
1931Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1947The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.
1956Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
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1969Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.
1992John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.
1993Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.
2005Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 1964 Mississippi slayings of three civil rights workers.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas turns 69 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Randy JacksonTV personality ("American Idol")61
Frances McDormandActress60
Joss WhedonWriter, director ("The Avengers" movies, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")53
Selma BlairActress45
KT TunstallRock singer42
DuffyRock singer33
Actress Melissa Rauch ("The Big Bang Theory") turns 37 years old today.
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