Today in History, June 23: 'Smoking gun' tape in Watergate brings down Nixon

Youtube download / AP video / Nixon presidency brought down in 1974 by tape two years earlier aptly referred to as the 'smoking gun' in Watergate scandal. Screenshot pic shows Watergate Building merged with Nixon image.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Highlights of this day in history for June 23: A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die.

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Actress Frances McDormand, birthday, June 23 / Headline SurferFamous Births:

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-- Compiled by Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.