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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

1982Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

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

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

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

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

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

1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

1952John Goodman, St Louis Mo, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe)

1967Nicole Kidman, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away)

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Notable Weddings on June 20th

1938"Star Wars" actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

1894Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

1962Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

1966Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

1929Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

June 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 20th

2005Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

1947Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal

June 20th Deaths
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