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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.