Jun 23, 2018
June 23. In 1829, the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, was patented. In 1840, the province of Canada was created. In 1903, Ford sold its first car. In 1926, the first lip reading tournament was held in Philadelphia. In 1929, the Fascist government in Italy banned the use of foreign words. In 1942, Treblinka opened. In 1972, Nixon and Haldeman started discussing plans to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. In 1980, Pham Tuan became the first Vietnamese citizen (and first Asian) in space. Happy Birthday, Vera Rubin, Rene Ricard, Janis Siegel, Slash, Joel Stein. It's Revolution Day in Egypt. Mission: Act Egyptian. And say as many foreign words as you can: Mensch, tamale, babka, schmuck, etc.