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Events in History in June 1868

  • Jun 1 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
  • Jun 1 Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico
  • Jun 4 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
  • Jun 9 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • Jun 13 Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
  • Jun 19 Major general E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 22 Arkansas re-joins the US

How the Qwerty Keyboard was BornHow the Qwerty Keyboard was Born

Jun 23 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind

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Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, where Sholes was born, has a board honouring the inventor
Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, where Sholes was born, has a board honouring the inventor
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  • Jun 25 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US
  • Jun 25 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day