Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today in History

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930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1683 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
1713 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1776 - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
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.
1939 - US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard
1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1949 - First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1950 - Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1951 - Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1958 - Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
1958 - US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
1959 - Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
1972 - Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 - Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1980 - South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.
1983 - Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983 - US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.
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1986 - Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
2012 - Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years

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