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 27/04


This Day in History 27/04

APRIL 27TH


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1539 – Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.



1861 – President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus



1959 – The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.



1960 – 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)



1960 – Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm



1961 – Sierra Leone declares independence from UK



1976 – Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi



1977 – Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa



1978 – Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup



1992 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.



2011 – The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1791 – Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter


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1896 – Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)



1984 – Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)





FAMOUS DEATHS



1695 – John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)


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1959 – Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies



1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

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