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Historical Events in June 1920

  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club RKSV forms in Volendam; merges with FC Volendam in 1977
  • Jun 1 Adolfo de la Huerta becomes President of Mexico

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Jun 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • Jun 4 Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary

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Jun 5 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • Jun 5 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • Jun 6 Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel opens White Russian offensive against red Army
  • Jun 8 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game

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Jun 11 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for US president

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jun 12 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • Jun 12 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)

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Jun 13 US Post Office says children cannot be sent by parcel post (after various instances)

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Children "mailed" by their parents because it was cheaper to mail them - if a child came in under the 50 pound parcel weight limit, than other ways to travel
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  • Jun 15 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
  • Jun 15 African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Jun 17 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
  • Jun 20 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
  • Jun 24 Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
  • Jun 25 League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague