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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

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

1949Lionel Richie, Alabama, singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)

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Notable Weddings on June 20th

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

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

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

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

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

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

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

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

June 20th Deaths
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