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What Happened on June 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Iran's Air Defense Forces shoot down an American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz amid rising tensions between the two countries.
2003 The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1994 The 1994 Imam Reza shrine bomb explosion in Iran leaves at least 25 dead and 70 to 300 injured.
1991 The German Bundestag votes to move seat of government from the former West German capital of Bonn to the present capital of Berlin.
1990 Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
1990 The 7.4 Mw  Manjil–Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, and injuring 60,000–105,000.
1988 Haitian President Leslie Manigat is ousted from power in a coup d'état led by Lieutenant general Henri Namphy.
1982 The International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide opens in Tel Aviv, despite attempts by the Turkish government to cancel it, as it included presentations on the Armenian genocide.
1982 The Argentine Corbeta Uruguay base on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
1979 ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle during the Nicaraguan Revolution. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
1975 The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
1973 Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what is known as the Ezeiza massacre. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
1973 Aeroméxico Flight 229 crashes on approach to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, killing all 27 people on board.
1972 Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
1964 A Curtiss C-46 Commando crashes in the Shengang District of Taiwan, killing 57 people.
1963 Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington, D.C. and Moscow.
1960 The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
1959 A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
1956 A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
1948 The Deutsche Mark is introduced in Western Allied-occupied Germany. The Soviet Military Administration in Germany responded by imposing the Berlin Blockade four days later.
1945 The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.
1944 World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".
1944 Continuation War: The Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg
1944 The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.
1943 The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
1943 World War II: The Royal Air Force launches Operation Bellicose, the first shuttle bombing raid of the war. Avro Lancaster bombers damage the V-2 rocket production facilities at the Zeppelin Works while en route to an air base in Algeria.
1942 The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1926 The 28th International Eucharistic Congress begins in Chicago, with over 250,000 spectators attending the opening procession.
1921 Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
1900 Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
1900 Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
1895 The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
1893 Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
1877 Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1863 American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
1862 Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
1840 Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1837 Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
1819 The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
1791 King Louis XVI, disguised as a valet, and the French royal family attempt to flee Paris during the French Revolution.
1789 Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
1787 Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.
1782 The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
1756 A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
1685 Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
1652 Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha is appointed Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
1631 The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1622 The Battle of Höchst takes place during the Thirty Years' War.
1180 First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
451 Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
Famous People Born on June 20

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Year Name
1809 Isaak August Dorner, German theologian and academic (d. 1884)
1950 Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq
1889 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1954 Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1940 John Mahoney, English-born American actor (d. 2018)
1859 Christian von Ehrenfels, Austrian philosopher (d. 1932)
1928 Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician
1885 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)
1982 Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
1986 Dreama Walker, American actress
Famous People Deaths On June 20

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Date Name
1909 Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (b. 1845)
1668 Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (b. 1620)
1965 Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician (b. 1870)
2001 Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano (b. 1900)
1963 Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1898)
1872 Élie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
1815 Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
1947 Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
1351 Margareta Ebner, German nun and mystic (b. 1291)
1597 Willem Barentsz, Dutch cartographer and explorer (b. 1550)