This day in history, June 23. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, June 23.

Each of these events occurred on the same date of the month, June 23.

1868: Christopher Latham Sholes is granted a patent for an invention he calls the Type-Writer.

1887: The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law creating Canada's first national park, Banff National Park.

1917: Boston pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 straight Washington hitters after replacing Babe Ruth, who is tossed for striking an umpire.

1929: Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, Virginia.

1940: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

1969: Warren Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

2009: Announcer and game show host Ed McMahon dies in Los Angeles, California at age 86.

2011: Actor Peter Falk, 83, dies in Santa Monica, California.

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