June 20 Events in History - June 20 Birthdays - June 20 Deaths



2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko initiates a 7-day cease-fire, allowing troops to defend themselves but not to attack; during the cease-fire, separatists can turn in weapons and receive amnesty; so far, rebels have rejected the offer
2014 Iran balks at the terms for peaceful nuclear development suggested by Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States; the nations hope to reach a deal by July 20th; in exchange, sanctions against Iran will be removed
2013 Instagram offers users the ability to upload videos to their service
2013 Dunedin and Christchurch, New Zealand, have roads cut off and flights cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
2012 U.S. CEO of Oracle Corp, Larry Ellison, agrees to purchase 98 percent of Hawaii's island of Lanai
2012 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, reported to be in a coma, is removed from life support
2011 Australian travelers are warned they may face more disruption from the 2011 Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption in Chile
2011 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers grants private companies the right to create new website domain suffixes
2010 Presidential elections take place in Poland after the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash April 10, 2010
1999 99th U.S. Golf Open: at Pinehurst CC New Jersey
1997 Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
1996 Space Shuttle STS-78, Columbia 20, launches into space
1995 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
1994 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran, 70 killed
1994 Ernie Els win's 1994 Golf U.S. Open
1994 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
1994 O. J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman
1993 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
1993 93rd U.S. Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1993 Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1992 Kelly Saunders is 1st female baseball announcer for the Baltimore Orioles
1990 50,000 die in a 7.6 earthquake in Iran
1990 Nelson Mandela lands in New York City to begin a tour of U.S.
1988 Curtis Strange wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1988 Haiti's general assembly dissolves
1988 New York City WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of New Jersey Devils
1988 "Price is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
1988 WABC officially becomes the New Jersey Devils new home radio
1988 Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women and minorities
1987 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
1986 Doctors at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
1986 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager
1984 A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam and 14th lifetime
1984 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 83rd U.S. Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
1983 New York Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
1982 82nd U.S. Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL California
1982 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
1982 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1982 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
1981 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
1981 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
1980 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 home runs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
1980 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
1978 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota and Dayton
1977 Menahem Begin forms Israeli government
1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
1976 76th U.S. Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
1976 Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled
1976 Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ
1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1973 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
1973 Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1973 San Francisco Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off home runs
1971 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
1970 "Ray Stevens Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 British government of Edward Heath forms, with Margaret Thatcher
1970 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run home run
1969 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
1969 Georges Pompidou sworn in as president of France
1969 White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
1967 Phillies Larry Jackson beats New York Mets for 18th straight time
1966 66th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
1966 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
1965 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1964 64th U.S. Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
1963 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-2
1963 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
1963 U.S. and U.S.S.R. agree to set up Hot Line
1960 12nd Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack and Jane Wyatt
1960 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1960 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavywgt boxing title
1960 Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johnstown (New York City)
1958 New Zealand all out 47 vs. England at Lord's Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
1956 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in New Jersey, 74 killed
1956 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
1955 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 16 performances
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1951 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 home runs, double and single vs Red Sox
1950 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
1950 Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit, Yankees beat Indians 8-2
1949 Central Intelligence Agency Act, passes
1948 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
1948 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
1948 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
1948 Deutsche Mark introduced in West-Germany
1947 President Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
1946 New York City transit begins using Pennsylvania system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
1944 Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
1944 Heavy storm hits the Channel
1944 Nazi begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
1944 Soviet forces conquer Wiborg
1944 U.S. attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
1944 U.S. troops occupy Biak
1943 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded
1943 Detroit race riot kills 35
1943 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
1943 National Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organizes
1943 New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3 km dia)
1943 Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in 5,000m at national AAU track and field championship in NY
1942 Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews
1942 German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa
1941 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on U.S. battleship Texas
1940 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants
1936 Jesse Owens of U.S. sets 100 meter record at 10.2
1932 A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
1931 Karl Buresch becomes chancellor of Austrian
1930 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
1926 Mordecai W. Johnson becomes president of Howard University
1921 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
1920 Yankees win protest of 1-0 White Sox win and game is replayed
1919 German government of Scheideman resigns
1919 Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
1915 German offensive in Argonnes
1914 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
1913 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
1913 Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
1912 New York Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd and 3rd twice)
1912 New York Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
1911 NAACP incorporates in New York
1910 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in New York Journal
1909 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham and Eleanor Waring)
1907 1st Portland Rose festival
1901 Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from a U.S. college
1895 1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin)
1895 Canal of Smock official opens
1895 Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras form a short-lived confederation
1893 Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass
1888 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas
1874 1st U.S. Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)
1867 President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
1866 Italy declares war on Austria
1864 Battle of Kinston North Carolina and Battle of Abingdon, Virginia
1864 Battle of Petersburgs Virginia - in trenches
1864 Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia
1863 1st bank chartered in U.S., National Bank of Davenport, Iowa
1863 Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania
1863 West Virginia admitted as 35th U.S. state
1855 Commissioners appointed to lay out San Francisco streets west of Larkin
1840 Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
1837 England issues its 1st stamp, 1P Queen Victoria
1837 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
1826 Siam/England sign trade/peace treaty
1825 Coronation of French king Charles X the Bourbon
1819 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
1793 Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin
1791 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
1789 Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken
1782 Congress approves Great Seal of U.S. and eagle as it's symbol
1779 Battle of Stone Ferry
1756 146 British soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die
1756 India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army
1675 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
1656 Polish King Jan II Casimir recaptures Warsaw
1632 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
1624 Netherlands and France sign Treaty of Compiegne
1591 Mauritius and Willem van Nassau occupy Devente
1582 Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
1567 Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
1547 Count Philip van Hessen captured
1530 German Parliament joins to Augsburg together
1402 Battle of Angora, Ankara-Tatars defeat Turkish Army
1212 French and Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
451 Germans and Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields











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