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 - 146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-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
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
Inventor Samuel MorseInventor Samuel Morse 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
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1867 - US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
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 in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass
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
1900 - In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
Acquitted Murderer Lizzie BordenAcquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden 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
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 - German government of Scheideman resigns
1919 - Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
1919 - 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
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, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks
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
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
Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt 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"
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 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
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 1969 - 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
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
1973 - Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
1973 - Juan Peron returns to Argentina
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 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.
1976 - 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
1976 - Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled
1976 - Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1976 - River Country opens
1977 - Menahem 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
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
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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
1984 - Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 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
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
Baseball Manager Tony La RussaBaseball Manager Tony La Russa 1990 - 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
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
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 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
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
1997 - Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
1999 - 99th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 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
2012 - Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
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

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