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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1982Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

June 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 20th

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

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)

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

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

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