On This Day

Historical Events on June 20 (Part 2)

  • 2019 Oregon Governor Kate Brown authorizes police to round up 11 Republican state senators who have gone into hiding to stop vote on cap-and-trade proposal emissions bill

Meeting of Interest

2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years

  • 2019 Shares for messaging site Slack start trading on the New York Stock Exchange to give it a valuation of $19.5 billion
  • 2019 Iran shoots down a US drone over the Straits of Hormuz escalating tension between the two countries
  • 2019 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Zion Williamson first pick by New Orleans Pelicans

Historic Event

2020 Donald Trump controversially holds his first re-election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, only 6,200 people attend despite the campaign stating 1 million had registered. Social media campaign organised by teens on TikTok, K-Pop fans and others, claims responsibility for wildly inflating the expected attendance.

  • 2020 Highest-ever temperature recorded in the Arctic circle, 38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, Siberia
  • 2020 Three men stabbed to death, with three others injured, in a terrorist attack in a park in Reading, England
  • 2020 Historic dust cloud from the Sahara desert reaches the Caribbean, largest for half a century
  • 2020 152nd Belmont Stakes: Tiz the Law with Manuel Franco aboard becomes first New York-bred winner of the event since 1882
  • 2021 Brazil's COVID-19 death toll passes 500,000, the second highest in the world
  • 2021 US Open Men's Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Jon Rahm beats Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa by 1 stroke to become first Spaniard to win the event
  • 2021 China announces it has administered 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine