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This Day in History for June 23 – The Pill Is Born and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1960 – Enovid becomes the first officially-approved oral contraceptive pill in the world (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (More info)

1972 – Richard Nixon and H. R. Haldeman discuss ways to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation; revelation of this conversation spurred on Nixon’s resignation two years later (More info)

1972 – Title IX of the Civil Rights Act is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination by any educational program receiving federal funds (More info)

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