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Wednesday June 23, 1976
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This Day In 1970's History: Wednesday June 23, 1976
  • Jimmy Carter, who will probably be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, told the Foreign Policy Association that his administration would encourage a more active participation by other democracies in the resolution of international problems. The former Georgia Governor criticized the Ford administration's foreign policies as being "secretive" and "amoral." [New York Times]
  • Democratic members of the House of Representatives passed the bulk of reform proposals that would substantially change the chamber's administrative operations after hours of debate. In a night session, the Democratic Caucus approved a series of leadership-sponsored proposals intended to prevent future abuses. [New York Times]
  • Two men who have been questioned by federal officials in the disappearance of James Hoffa were indicted with two other men for the kidnapping and murder of a New Jersey Teamster Union official in 1961. Federal officials said the indictments of the officials, Anthony Provenzano and Salvatore Briguglio, were not connected with Mr. Hoffa's disappearance. [New York Times]
  • A barge carrying seven million gallons of fuel oil ran aground in the St. Lawrence River, spilling 250,000 gallons of oil and forcing a temporary closing of the waterway. The barge was towed for another seven miles by its tug before anchoring so that the Coast Guard could place booms around it to contain the leaking oil. [New York Times]
  • A Department of Justice investigation into illegal burglaries committed in the last five years by the Federal Bureau of Investigation could ultimately involve hundreds of the bureau's agents, according to sources close to the inquiry. The investigation has already prompted a dozen agents, including an assistant director of the bureau, to seek private counsel. [New York Times]
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