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Today In History – 43 die in 1967 Detroit Race Riot

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TODAY IN HISTORY – June 23rd:

1904 - Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1925 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
1967  43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1973 - Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1938 - Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
1940 - Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
1961 – Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
1971 - Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
1973 - Monica Lewinsky, San Francisco California, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton)
1989 - Daniel Radcliffe, London, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies)

1960 - Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
1986 - Britain’s Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
2011 - “Pittsburgh Steelers” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

GOODBYE TO:

2011 - Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from a alcohol intoxication at 27

To see more historical events that happened this date, visit: http://www.historyorb.com/day/july/23

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