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Know what happened on 20th June


Importance of 20th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th June special in the world history.

1997
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
United States
1984
The British Government announced that O-Levels were to be replaced by GCSEs from autumn 1986, with the first exams being held in 1988
Great Britain
1958
Death of Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize winner .
Germany
1909
Birth of Errol Flynn, Australian actor, Hollywoods foremost swashbuckler.
Australia
1906
Birth of Catherine Cookson, novelist
Great Britain
1895
The Kiel Canal was officially opened.
Germany
1893
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).
United States
1887
Victoria Terminus opened in Mumbai, the busiest railway station in India.
India
1858
Birth of Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer .
Great Britain
1840
Samuel Morse granted a patent for the invention of the electric telegraph.
United States
1837
Death of King William IV
Great Britain
1819
Birth of Jacques Offenbach, composer
France
1808
Birth of Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi who made a significant contribution to the development of Orthodox Judaism.
Germany
1756
Black Hole of Calcutta Atrocity
Great Britain
1685
James, Duke of Monmouth declared King in what is remembered as the Monmouth Rebellion.
Great Britain
1646
Royalists sign articles of surrender at Oxford
India
1214
The University of Oxford received its charter.
Great Britain
0840
Death of Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne
France
0451
Death of Theodoric, King of the Visigoths.
Burma
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