Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th June special in the world history.
The US tobacco industry agreed to pay billions of dollars in settlements over the next 25 years in exchange for immunity from further legal action
The British Government announced that O-Levels were to be replaced by GCSEs from autumn 1986, with the first exams being held in 1988
Death of Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize winner .
Birth of Errol Flynn, Australian actor, Hollywoods foremost swashbuckler.
Birth of Catherine Cookson, novelist
The Kiel Canal was officially opened.
Lizzie Borden acquitted (Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her Mother forty wacks and when the job was nicely done she gave her Father forty-one).
Victoria Terminus opened in Mumbai, the busiest railway station in India.
Birth of Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer .
Samuel Morse granted a patent for the invention of the electric telegraph.
Birth of Jacques Offenbach, composer
Birth of Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi who made a significant contribution to the development of Orthodox Judaism.
Black Hole of Calcutta Atrocity
James, Duke of Monmouth declared King in what is remembered as the Monmouth Rebellion.
Royalists sign articles of surrender at Oxford
The University of Oxford received its charter.
Death of Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne
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Death of Theodoric, King of the Visigoths.
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