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June 23rd - Happy Birthday to Joss Whedon and Melissa Rauch


Today is Saturday, June 23, the 175th day of 2012. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1812, Britain, unaware that America had declared war against it five days earlier, rescinded its policy on neutral shipping, a major issue of contention between the two countries. The same day, the British frigate HMS Belvidera came under attack from the USS President and the USS Congress in the North Atlantic; the Belvidera managed to escape.

On June 23, 1972, Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

On this date:
In 1180, First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
In 1305, A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
In 1314, First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
In 1532, Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
In 1565, Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
In 1611, The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
In 1661, Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
In 1683, William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
In 1713, The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
In 1757, Battle of Plassey, 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeated a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
In 1758, Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld, British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
In 1760, Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut, Austria defeats Prussia.
In 1780, American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
In 1794, Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
In 1810, John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
In 1848, Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
In 1860, The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
In 1865, American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
In 1868, Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
In 1887, The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
In 1894, The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
In 1913, Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
In 1914, Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
In 1917, In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
In 1919, Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
In 1926, The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
In 1931, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
In 1938, The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
In 1940, World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
In 1941, The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
In 1942, World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
In 1942, World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
In 1943, World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
In 1946, The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
In 1947, The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
In 1956, The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
In 1958, The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
In 1959, Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
In 1959, A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
In 1960, The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
In 1961, Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
In 1967, Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
In 1968, 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
In 1969, Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon's resignation in 1974.)
In 1973, A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
In 1982, Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland because of a bomb believed to have been planted by Sikh separatists.
In 2005, a divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Kelo v. City of New London, ruled that governments may seize property for private development projects.

Ten years ago: Rival groups of Protestants and Catholics clashed on the streets of north Belfast, Northern Ireland, following a weekend of sporadic sectarian violence. Twenty-six North Korean asylum seekers left South Korean and Canadian diplomatic compounds in Beijing bound for South Korea, ending a monthlong diplomatic standoff.

Five years ago: Searchers in Summit County, Ohio, found the body of Jessie Davis, a missing 26-year-old pregnant woman, in a park. (Bobby Cutts Jr., a former Canton police officer who was the father of Davis' unborn child, was later convicted of murder and aggravated murder and sentenced to 57 years to life in prison.)

One year ago: Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs. "Columbo" actor Peter Falk died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 83.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 72. Musical conductor James Levine is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 68. Actor Ted Shackelford is 66. Actor Bryan Brown is 65. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 64. Actor Jim Metzler is 61. "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson is 56. Actress Frances McDormand is 55. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 50. Actor Paul La Greca is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 42. Actress Selma Blair is 40. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 37. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 35. Actress Melissa Rauch (TV: "The Big Bang Theory") is 32. Rock singer Duffy is 28. Country singer Katie Armiger is 21.

Other notable birthdays, June 23:
1941, Robert Hunter, American lyricist and poet (The Grateful Dead)
1948, Myles Goodwyn, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (April Wine)
1948, Luther Kent, American blues singer
1952, Anthony Jackson, American electric bass guitar player
1955, Glenn Danzig, American musician
1955, Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
1956, Tony Hill, American football player
1960, Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist
1961, LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player
1962, Chuck Billy, American singer (Testament)
1963, Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
1964, Joss Whedon, American producer, director, and screenwriter
1965, Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
1970, Robert Brooks, American football player
1970, Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer (Offenbach)
1971, Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player
1974, Mark Hendrickson, American baseball player
1975, Jeffrey Carlson, American actor
1975, Kevin Dyson, American football player
1975, Mike James, American basketball player
1975, Mik Kersten, Canadian computer scientist
1976, Joe Becker, American guitarist
1976, Brandon Stokley, American football player
1976, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
1977, Shaun O'Hara, American football player
1978, Matt Light, American football player
1979, LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player

Born on this day, June 23, passed away:
47 BC, Ptolemy Caesarion of Egypt; son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra (d. 30 BC)
1894, Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
1894, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, later known as the Duke of Windsor (d. 1972)
1910, Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious figure (d. 2008)
1927, Bob Fosse, American choreographer (d. 1987)
1928, Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (d. 2010)
1929, June Carter Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
1929, Donn F. Eisele, American astronaut (d. 1987)
1937, Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
1940, Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
1940, Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
1940, Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish painter and bassist (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
1982, Derek Boogaard, ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Notable deaths, June 23:
1970, Roscoe Turner, American aviator (b. 1895)
1980, Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician; son of Indira Gandhi (b. 1946)
1995, Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)
1996, Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician (b. 1919)
1997, Betty Shabazz, American educator and widow of Malcolm X (b. 1936)
1998, Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
1999, Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
2001, Yvonne Dionne, Canadian quintuplet (b. 1934)
2006, Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)
2007, Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
2009, Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)
2011, Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)

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Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2013. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the first black candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president. (The nomination went to Benjamin Harrison.)

One year ago: Syria and Turkey desperately sought to ease tensions following an incident in which Syria shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane, saying the plane had entered its airspace. Ashton Eaton broke the world record in the decathlon, finishing with 9,039 points at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. The Daytime Emmys showered “General Hospital” with five trophies, including best drama; NBC’s “Today” show won as best morning show and the syndicated “Jeopardy!” was named best game show.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 73. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN’) is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 69. Actor Ted Shackelford is 67. Actor Bryan Brown is 66. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 65. Actor Jim Metzler is 62. “American Idol” ex-judge Randy Jackson is 57. Actress Frances McDormand is 56. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 51. Actor Paul La Greca is 51. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 43. Actress Selma Blair is 41. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 38. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 36. Actress Melissa Rauch is 33. Rock singer Duffy is 29. Country singer Katie Armiger is 22.

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Today is Monday, June 23, the 174th day of 2014. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1314, during the First War of Scottish Independence, the two-day Battle of Bannockburn, resulting in victory for the forces of Robert the Bruce over the army of King Edward II, began near Stirling.

Ten years ago: In a major retreat, the United States abandoned an attempt to win a new exemption for American troops from international prosecution for war crimes — an effort that had faced strong opposition because of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.

Five years ago: Hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the violence against protesters and lent his strongest support yet to their accusations the hardline victory was a fraud. "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon died in Los Angeles at 86. Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who'd diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before a dramatic rescue from a South Pole station, died in Southwick, Massachusetts, at 57. Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Brian Leetch were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

One year ago: Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor behind the disclosures of the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs, left Hong Kong for Moscow with the stated intention of seeking asylum in Ecuador; however, Snowden ended up remaining in Moscow. Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona. Sci-fi and fantasy writer Richard Matheson, 87, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 74. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 70. Actor Ted Shackelford is 68. Actor Bryan Brown is 67. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 66. Actor Jim Metzler is 63. "American Idol" ex-judge Randy Jackson is 58. Actress Frances McDormand is 57. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 52. Actor Paul La Greca is 52. Writer-director Joss Whedon is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 44. Actress Selma Blair is 42. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 39. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 37. Actress Melissa Rauch is 34. Rock singer Duffy is 30. Country singer Katie Armiger is 23.

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Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2015. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon's resignation in 1974.) The same day, President Nixon signed Title IX, which barred discrimination on the basis of sex for "any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Ten years ago: The White House defended presidential adviser Karl Rove against Democratic demands he apologize or quit for saying "liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, 80, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 1964 Mississippi slayings of three civil rights workers. The San Antonio Spurs won a thrilling Game 7 over Detroit Pistons, 81-74, to claim the NBA championship. Veteran journalist Shana Alexander died in Hermosa Beach, Calif., at age 79.

Five years ago: Following Gen. Stanley McChrystal's criticism of the Obama administration in a Rolling Stone magazine profile, President Barack Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to replace the Afghanistan commander. Gary Faulkner, who was detained by authorities in northern Pakistan during a personal quest to track down Osama bin Laden, was released.

One year ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Baghdad, told leaders of Iraq's factions they had to keep their commitments to seat a new parliament before a Sunni insurgency swept away hopes for a lasting peace. President Barack Obama, speaking at the White House Summit on Working Families, said the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg, Rob Blake, Mike Modano and coach Pat Burns and referee Bill McCreary were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 75. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 72. Actor Ted Shackelford is 69. Actor Bryan Brown is 68. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 67. Actor Jim Metzler is 64. "American Idol" ex-judge Randy Jackson is 59. Actress Frances McDormand is 58. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 53. Actor Paul La Greca is 53. Writer-director Joss Whedon is 51. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 45. Actress Selma Blair is 43. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 40. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is 39. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 38. Actress Melissa Rauch is 35. Rock singer Duffy is 31. Country singer Katie Armiger is 24.

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Today is Thursday, June 23, the 175th day of 2016. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration formally approved Enovid as the first oral contraceptive for sale in the U.S.

Ten years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney denounced the revelation of an anti-terrorism program that tapped into an immense international database of confidential financial records. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced he was leaving the Bush administration. Television producer Aaron Spelling died in Los Angeles at age 83.

Five years ago: Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs. "Columbo" actor Peter Falk died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 83. Composer Fred Steiner, 88, perhaps best known for his "Perry Mason" TV theme, died in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

One year ago: WikiLeaks published documents it said showed the U.S. National Security Agency had eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece's economy, relations with Germany and, ironically, American espionage. The NHL's Board of Governors approved the proposed 3-on-3 overtime change. Actor Dick Van Patten, 86, died in Santa Monica, Calif.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 76. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 73. Actor Ted Shackelford is 70. Actor Bryan Brown is 69. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 68. Actor Jim Metzler is 65. "American Idol" ex-judge Randy Jackson is 60. Actress Frances McDormand is 59. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 54. Actor Paul La Greca is 54. Writer-director Joss Whedon is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 46. Actress Selma Blair is 44. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 41. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is 40. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 39. Actress Melissa Rauch is 36. Rock singer Duffy is 32. Country singer Katie Armiger is 25.

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Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On June 23, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin (ah-LEK'-say koh-SEE'-gihn) and their advisers opened a three-day summit at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. The U.S. Senate voted 92-5 to censure Democrat Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut for diverting campaign money to his personal use.

Ten years ago: Roadside bombers in Iraq killed seven U.S. troops, four of them in a single blast near Baghdad. Searchers in Summit County, Ohio, found the body of Jessie Davis, a missing 26-year-old pregnant woman, in a park. (Bobby Cutts Jr., a former Canton police officer who was the father of Davis' unborn child, was later convicted of murder and aggravated murder and sentenced to 57 years to life in prison.)

Five years ago: Syria and Turkey desperately sought to ease tensions following an incident in which Syria shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane, saying the plane had entered its airspace. Ashton Eaton broke the world record in the decathlon, finishing with 9,039 points at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. (Eaton later surpassed his own record with 9,045 points at the 2015 Beijing world championships.) The Daytime Emmys showered "General Hospital" with five trophies, including best drama; NBC's "Today" show won as best morning show and the syndicated "Jeopardy!" was named best game show.

One year ago: Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU. A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing it. In a narrow victory for affirmative action, the Supreme Court upheld, 4-3, a University of Texas program that took account of race in deciding whom to admit. Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, 89, who helped define the bluegrass sound, died in Sandy Ridge, Va.

Today's Birthdays — June 23: Singer Diana Trask is 77. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 74. Actor Ted Shackelford is 71. Actor Bryan Brown is 70. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 69. Actor Jim Metzler is 66. "American Idol" ex-judge Randy Jackson is 61. Actress Frances McDormand is 60. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 55. Actor Paul La Greca is 55. Writer-director Joss Whedon is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 47. Actress Selma Blair is 45. Actor Joel Edgerton ("Loving") is 43. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 42. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is 41. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 40. Football Hall of Fame electee LaDainian Tomlinson is 38. Actress Melissa Rauch is 37. Rock singer Duffy is 33. Country singer Katie Armiger is 26.

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Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his "Type-Writer," featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful typewriter.

10 years ago in 2008: Condemning the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote was impossible because of a "campaign of violence" waged by President Robert Mugabe's government. Seattle's Felix Hernandez hit the first grand slam by an American League pitcher in 37 years, then departed with a sprained ankle before he could qualify for a win in the Mariners' 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.

5 years ago in 2013: Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor behind the disclosures of the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs, left Hong Kong for Moscow with the stated intention of seeking asylum in Ecuador; however, Snowden ended up remaining in Moscow. Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona. Sci-fi and fantasy writer Richard Matheson, 87, died in Los Angeles.

1 year ago in 2017: President Donald Trump signed a bill making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency struggling to serve millions of military vets. California Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. The New Jersey Devils selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.

Today's Birthdays — Saturday, June 23, 2018: Singer Diana Trask is 78. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 75. Actor Ted Shackelford is 72. Actor Bryan Brown is 71. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 70. Actor Jim Metzler is 67. "American Idol" ex-judge Randy Jackson is 62.. Actress Frances McDormand is 61. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 56. Actor Paul La Greca is 56. Writer-director Joss Whedon is 54. Rhythm and blues singer Chico DeBarge is 48. Actress Selma Blair is 46. Actor Joel Edgerton is 44. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 43. Rhythm and blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 43. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier is 42. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 41. Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson is 39. Actress Melissa Rauch is 38. Rock singer Duffy is 34. Country singer Katie Armiger is 27.

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