THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/06
JUNE 20TH

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1789 – Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

1791 – King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution

1837 – Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
Inventor Samuel Morse

1840 – Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1919 – Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria

1944 – Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency

1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

1991 – The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

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

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

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

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1978 – Frank Lampard, English footballer

1985 – Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1947 – Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal

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2005 – Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

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