Today in History …
by Robert Joseph Baker | June 23, 2015 12:00 am
Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm
1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.”
1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
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.