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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

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

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

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

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

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

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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)

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

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

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

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

June 20th Deaths
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