Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

1972 – President Richard Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins. Revelation of this conversation spurs on Nixon’s 1974 resignation. (More info)

1992 – Mobster John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison (More info)

2003 – The US Supreme Court upholds the University of Michigan’s School of Law affirmative action policy (More info)