Historical Events on 20th June

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451 - Germans & Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields
1212 - French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
1214 - The University of Oxford receives its charter.
1530 - German Parliament joins to Augsburg together
1547 - Count Philip van Hessen captured
1567 - Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
1582 - Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
1591 - Mauritius & Willem van Nassau occupy Devente
1631 - The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1632 - Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
1633 - Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
1656 - Polish King Jan II Casimir recaptures Warsaw
1675 - Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
1756 - Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
1756 - Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
1779 - Battle of Stone Ferry
1782 - Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol
1787 - Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
1789 - Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken
1791 - King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
1819 - 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
1825 - Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon
1826 - Siam and Britain sign trade/peace treaty
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria 1837 - Britain issues its 1st stamp, 1 penny Queen Victoria
1837 - Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
1840 - Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
1855 - Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin
1862 - Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
1863 - 1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa)
1863 - Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania
1863 - West Virginia admitted as 35th US state
1864 - Battle of Kinston NC & Battle of Abingdon VA
1864 - Battle of Petersburgs VA - in trenches
1864 - Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia
1866 - Italy declares war on Austria
1867 - US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1871 - Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss
1874 - 1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)
1888 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas
1893 - Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts
1895 - 1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin) from an American University
1895 - Canal of Smock officially opens
1895 - Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
1896 - 10th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
1900 - In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
1900 - Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
Acquitted Murderer Lizzie BordenAcquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden 1901 - Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from a US college
1907 - 1st Portland Rose festival
1909 - 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham & Eleanor Waring)
1910 - "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal
1911 - NAACP incorporates (NY)
1912 - NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)
1912 - NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
1913 - 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
1913 - Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
1914 - 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
1915 - German offensive in Argonnes
1919 - Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
1919 - Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
1919 - 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1919 - 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
1920 - Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
1921 - 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
1921 - At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
1926 - Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones 1930 - 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
1931 - Karl Buresch becomes chancellor of Austrian
1932 - A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
1936 - Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2
1939 - Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants
1940 - Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 - German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas
1942 - Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews
1942 - German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa
1943 - Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded
1943 - Detroit race riot kills 35
1943 - German round up Jews in Amsterdam
1943 - National Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organizes
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 1943 - New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)
1943 - Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in 5,000m at national AAU track & field championship in NY
1944 - Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
1944 - Heavy storm hits the Channel
1944 - Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
1944 - Soviet forces conquer Wiborg
1944 - US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
1944 - US troops occupy Biak
1946 - NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
1947 - Pres Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
1948 - "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
1948 - 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
1948 - Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
1948 - Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
1949 - Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
1950 - Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1950 - Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
1951 - Cleve Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1955 - "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
1956 - Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed
1956 - At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
1958 - NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
1960 - 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win
1960 - Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1960 - Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1963 - 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-2
1963 - Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
1963 - US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1964 - 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
1965 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1966 - 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
1966 - Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
1967 - Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
1967 - Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
1968 - Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
1968 - Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone
1968 - Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
1969 - 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou 1969 - Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
1969 - White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
1970 - "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV
1970 - British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)
1970 - Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
1971 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
1972 - Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held
1973 - Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
1973 - Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1973 - SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
1973 - Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
1974 - "Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released
Director Steven SpielbergDirector Steven Spielberg 1975 - "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released
1976 - 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
1976 - Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1976 - River Country opens
1976 - UEFA European Championship: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany 5-3 in penalties after drawing 2-2 during regular time in Belgrade
1977 - Menachem Begin forms Israeli government
1977 - Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
1978 - 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
1980 - "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1980 - California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
1980 - Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
1981 - Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
1981 - Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
1981 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
1982 - 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif
1982 - Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
1982 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1982 - Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
1983 - 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
1983 - NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
1983 - Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry NelsonGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson 1984 - Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
1984 - Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
1986 - Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
1986 - Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager
1987 - Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
1987 - 1st Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 29-9 in Auckland
1988 - Coup in Haiti: Henri Namphy overthrows Leslie Manigat
1988 - Curtis Strange wins US Open golf tournament
1988 - Haiti's general assembly dissolves
1988 - NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
1988 - Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
1988 - WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio
1988 - Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities
1990 - 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1990 - Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
1990 - Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
1991 - The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
1992 - Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Balt Orioles)
1992 - Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings
1993 - 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
1993 - 93rd US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ
1993 - Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1994 - Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
1994 - Ernie Els win's 1994 Golf US Open
1994 - Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
1994 - OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
1995 - Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1996 - Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
1996 - The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
1997 - Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
1999 - 99th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC
2004 - 104th US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
2006 - 60th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 4 games to 2
2010 - 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
2010 - "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
2011 - 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series
2012 - Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne StewartGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne Stewart 2012 - A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
2013 - Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3
2013 - LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year
2013 - 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3
2015 - 1000 humanoid robots named "Pepper" sell out in under a minute ($1,600 each) in Japan, according to its creator SoftBank Robotics Corp.

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