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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

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

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

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

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

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

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

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

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

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

1981Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection

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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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