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1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

1893Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

193065th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

1940Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1950Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

1956At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

196012th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

1960Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

1969150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

1969Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

1970British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

1974"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

1981Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection

198282nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

1982Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

1982Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

198383rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

1986Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

1990Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

1992Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

1994OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jun 20, 451
Germans & Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields 
Jun 20, 1212
French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo 
Jun 20, 1214
The University of Oxford receives its charter. 
Jun 20, 1530
German Parliament joins to Augsburg together 
Jun 20, 1547
Count Philip van Hessen captured 
Jun 20, 1567
Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique 
Jun 20, 1582
Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines 
Jun 20, 1591
Mauritius & Willem van Nassau occupy Devente 
Jun 20, 1631
The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates. 
Jun 20, 1632
Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area 
Jun 20, 1633
Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore 
Jun 20, 1656
Polish King Jan II Casimir recaptures Warsaw 
Jun 20, 1675
Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom 
Jun 20, 1756
Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die 
Jun 20, 1756
Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British 
Jun 20, 1779
Battle of Stone Ferry 
Jun 20, 1782
Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol 
Jun 20, 1787
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States. 
Jun 20, 1789
Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken 
Jun 20, 1791
King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution 
Jun 20, 1819
320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic) 
Jun 20, 1825
Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon 
Jun 20, 1826
Siam and Britain sign trade/peace treaty 
Jun 20, 1837
Britain issues its 1st stamp, 1 penny Queen Victoria 
Jun 20, 1837
Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901 
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