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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

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

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 20th

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

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

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

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

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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