spotlight Moments from history: June 23 Jun 23, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1868: "Type-Writer" In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his "Type-Writer," featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful typewriter. AP 1892: Grover Cleveland In 1892, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot. AP 1947: Taft Hartley Veto In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor. AP 1969: Warren E. Burger In 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren. AP 1972: Richard Nixon & H.R. Haldeman On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon's resignation in 1974.) AP 1985: Air India Crash In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland because of a bomb authorities believe was planted by Sikh separatists. AP 1988: James E. Hansen 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. AP 1995: Dr. Jonas Salk In 1995, Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine to halt the crippling rampage of polio, died in La Jolla (HOY'-ah), California, at age 80. AP 2009: Barack Obama Ten years ago: Hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the violence against protesters and lent his strongest support yet to their accusations that the hardline victory was a fraud. AP 2009: Ed McMahon Ten years ago: "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon died in Los Angeles at 86. AP 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama, speaking at the White House Summit on Working Families, said the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. AP 2014: John Kerry Baghdad Five years ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Baghdad, told leaders of Iraq's factions they had to keep their commitments to seat a new parliament before a Sunni insurgency swept away hopes for a lasting peace. AP 2018: Vatican Tribunal One year ago: The Vatican tribunal convicted a former Holy See diplomat, Monsignor Carlo Capella, and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion Activate your full access today! promotion spotlight What kind of craft beer are you?