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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

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

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

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

1969Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

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

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

199999th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

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

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

June 20th Historical Events
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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)

June 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 20th

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

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

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)

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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