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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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 19/01


This day in #history 19/01
JANUARY 19TH

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1668 – King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
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1793 – French King Louis XVI sentenced to death

1795 – Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends
oligarchy

1806 – Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope

1840 – Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim

1941 – British offensive in Eritrea

1941 – British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan

1942 – Japanese forces invade Burma

1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’ s 3rd prime
minister

1981 – Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year
old out of committing

1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli- controlled West Bank city .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, Boston , author ( Pit & the Pendulum)

1946 – Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly , 9 to 5)
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FAMOUS DEATHS

1996 – Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer /South
African activist , dies at 70


FAMOUS WEDDING

2012 – Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha
Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in
Mumbai

2013 – Figure skater five -time world champion
Michelle Kwan (32) weds director of strategic
planning on the National Security Clay Pell at the
First Unitarian Church of Providence , Rhode Island

2013 – ” Big Brother ” Daniele Donato (26 ) weds
Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum
in Huntington Beach, California