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    What happened on June 20

    • June 20, 0451 Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' victory over Attila the Hun.

    • June 20, 1214 University of Oxford receives its charter.

    • June 20, 1402 Battle of Angora (Ankara)-Tatars defeat Turkish Army

    • June 20, 1631 The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

    • June 20, 1632 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area

    • June 20, 1646 UK hist Royalists sign articles of surrender at Oxford

    • June 20, 1685 "Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater."

    • June 20, 1714 "The Bridge of San Luis Rey breaks, killing five travellers crossing it (fictious)."

    • June 20, 1756 146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die

    • June 20, 1756 British garrison imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.

    • June 20, 1779 Battle of Stone Ferry

    • June 20, 1782 Congress approves Great Seal of US & the eagle as it's symbol

    • June 20, 1782 The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.

    • June 20, 1789 Deputies of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath.

    • June 20, 1789 Oath of the Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

    • June 20, 1791 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution

    • June 20, 1793 Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent

    • June 20, 1819 "The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, but most of the journey was made under sail."

    • June 20, 1837 "England issues its first stamp, 1P Queen Victoria"

    • June 20, 1837 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901

    • June 20, 1855 Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin

    • June 20, 1862 "Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated."

    • June 20, 1863 First bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa)

    • June 20, 1863 West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

    • June 20, 1864 "Australians in engagement at Te Ranga, New Zealand"

    • June 20, 1867 Pres Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

    • June 20, 1871 Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss

    • June 20, 1874 First US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)

    • June 20, 1887 Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.

    • June 20, 1893 Lizzie Borden is acquitted of murdering her stepmother and father.

    • June 20, 1895 First female doctor of science earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin)

    • June 20, 1895 "Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation"

    • June 20, 1900 "A ""Boxer Rebellion"" rocks China beginning when foreign legations at Beijing are besieged by members of a militia force"

    • June 20, 1907 First Portland Rose festival

    • June 20, 1910 """Krazy Kat"" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal"

    • June 20, 1911 NAACP incorporates (NY)

    • June 20, 1919 "150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagez, Puerto Rico."

    • June 20, 1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed

    • June 20, 1921 "29.2 cm (11.5"") of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)"

    • June 20, 1926 Mordecai W Johnson becomes first black president of Howard University

    • June 20, 1936 Jesse Owens of the US sets 100 meter record at 10.2

    • June 20, 1939 Test flight of first rocket plane using liquid propellants

    • June 20, 1942 "Japanese submarine shells isolated Estevan Point on Vancouver Island, with little damage; only time Canadian land territory under fire in World War II"

    • June 20, 1943 National Congress of Racial Equality organizes

    • June 20, 1943 "Ungava Bay Quebec, Chubb sights the New Quebec Crater; one of the world's largest, at 403 metres deep and nearly 11 km around."

    • June 20, 1944 Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency

    • June 20, 1947 Pres Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act

    • June 20, 1948 """Toast of the Town"" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV"

    • June 20, 1948 "Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, debuts."

    • June 20, 1950 "Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit"

    • June 20, 1956 "A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashed in Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey killing 74 people."

    • June 20, 1959 "A train-bus collision near Lauffen, Germany kills 43 people"

    • June 20, 1959 "Escuminac New Brunswick a severe storm in Northumberland Strait sinks 22 boats, drowns 35 fishermen."

    • June 20, 1960 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France

    • June 20, 1963 "Beatles form ""Beatles Ltd"" to handle their income"

    • June 20, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Gerry & The Pacemakers - I Like It

    • June 20, 1963 "The so-called ""red telephone"" is established between Soviet Union and United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis."

    • June 20, 1966 Canada sells 336 million bushels (9.14 teragrams) of wheat to Soviet Union.

    • June 20, 1966 Sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman

    • June 20, 1967 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

    • June 20, 1968 Jim Hines becomes first person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds

    • June 20, 1969 "150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear"

    • June 20, 1973 "Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fired upon left-wing peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 injured."

    • June 20, 1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez

    • June 20, 1978 "In Greece a 6.6 quake was centered about 30 kilometers northeast of Thessaloniki. At least 50 people were killed, many injured and there was extensive damage in the Thessaloniki area"

    • June 20, 1980 Augusta AVA became the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area.

    • June 20, 1980 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision

    • June 20, 1983 LZW patent filed in USA.

    • June 20, 1986 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

    • June 20, 1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

    • June 20, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Firm - Star Trekkin'

    • June 20, 1990 "40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran"

    • June 20, 1990 Asteroid Eureka discovered.

    • June 20, 1990 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of the US

    • June 20, 1991 German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

    • June 20, 2003 Formation of Wikimedia Foundation announced.

    • June 20, 2003 LZW patent expires in USA.







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