On this Day
Thursday, June 23nd
The 174th day of 2005
There are 191 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 23, 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. (Go to article.)
On June 23, 1894, Edward VIII, the British monarch who abdicated in 1936 in order to marry American Wallis Simpson, was born. Following his death on May 28, 1972, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 23, 1877, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about political repression during a government crisis in France. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times
The following courtesy Iraq War Today
Today in History
1683 - William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape American Indians
1860 - Congress establishes the Government Printing Office; the U.S. Secret Service is established.
1865 - Confederate Brigadier General (and Native American) Stand Watie is the last Confederate General to surrender, at Fort Towson.
1925 - A landslide dams the Gros Ventre river, creating the 3-mile long "Slide Lake" in Wyoming.
1938 - The U.S. Civil Aeronautics Authority is established.
1947 - Congress overrides Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean defect to the U.S.S.R.
1961 - USAF Major Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 32,830 m.
1967 - The U.S. Senate censures Thomas J. Dodd (CT - Chris Dodd's father) for misuse of campaign funds.
1969 - Warren E. Burger is sworn in as a Supreme Court Chief Justice.
1985 - A bomb destroys an Air India Boeing 747 while in flight near Ireland, killing 329.
1763 - Josephine, Empress of France
1894 - Duke of Windsor, briefly King Edward VIII of England
1913 - William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State
1930 - Donn F. Eisele, Colonel, USAF / astronaut (Apollo 7)
Reported Missing in Action:
Belknap, Harry John, USN (NC); F4B crash, KIA, body not recovered
Nyman, Lawrence F., USN (WA); F4B crash, KIA, body not recovered
Booth, James E., USAF (CA); F4D shot down, reported dead, but info not confirmed
Casey, Donald F., USAF (TN); F4D shot down, reported dead, but info not confirmed
Condit, William H., Jr., USAF (OH); KIA, remains ID'd June, 1998
Reed, Terry Michael, USAF (TX); KIA, remains ID'd June, 1998
Sage, Leland C., USN (IL); A4E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Phillips, Robert P., US Army (OH); presumed dead
Pederson, Joe P., US Army (PA); presumed dead
Rozo, James M., US Army (NY); reportedly escaped POW camp in 1973, presumed dead