June 23, 2016 is:
International Widows’ Day
National Pink Day
Lawn Flamingo Day
Luxenbourg – National Day
Latvia – Midsummer Eve
Moldova – Statehood Day
Poland – Father’s Day
On this Day in AMERICAN HISTORY:
1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a “Type-Writer.” Unable to find investors, he sold his patent rights to the Remington Arms Company for $12,000 in 1873.
1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane, which they completed in 8 days,15 hours and 51 minutes.
1979 – Charlie Daniels Band releases “Devil Went Down to Georgia
2015 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around Mars, after being in orbit since 2001.