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20th of June 0451 EVENT 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.
20th of June 1214 EVENT The University of Oxford receives its charter.
20th of June 1631 EVENT The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
20th of June 1652 EVENT Tarhoncu Ahmet Pasa appointed grand vezir of the Ottoman Empire, served until 21 March 1653.
20th of June 1685 EVENT Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
20th of June 1756 EVENT A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
20th of June 1782 EVENT The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
20th of June 1787 EVENT Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
20th of June 1789 EVENT Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
20th of June 1791 EVENT King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution.
20th of June 1819 EVENT The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
20th of June 1837 EVENT Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
20th of June 1840 EVENT Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
20th of June 1862 EVENT Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
20th of June 1863 EVENT American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
20th of June 1877 EVENT Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
20th of June 1893 EVENT Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.
20th of June 1919 EVENT 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
20th of June 1944 EVENT 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".
20th of June 1944 EVENT Continuation war: Soviet Union demands for an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg : Petrozavodsk Offensive. Finnish government declines the demand.
20th of June 1948 EVENT Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
20th of June 1956 EVENT A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
20th of June 1959 EVENT A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
20th of June 1960 EVENT Independence of Mali and Senegal.
20th of June 1963 EVENT The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
20th of June 1973 EVENT Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
20th of June 1979 EVENT ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparked international outcry of the regime.
20th of June 1982 EVENT The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
20th of June 1990 EVENT Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
20th of June 1991 EVENT The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
20th of June 2003 EVENT The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
30th of November -0001 BIRTHDAY George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)
20th of June 1005 BIRTHDAY Ali az-Zahir, caliph (d. 1036)
20th of June 1389 BIRTHDAY John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (d. 1435)
20th of June 1469 BIRTHDAY Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
20th of June 1485 BIRTHDAY Astorre III Manfredi, lord of Faenza (d. 1502)
20th of June 1566 BIRTHDAY King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland (d. 1632)
20th of June 1583 BIRTHDAY Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
20th of June 1634 BIRTHDAY Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (d. 1675)
20th of June 1647 BIRTHDAY John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
20th of June 1699 BIRTHDAY William Gustav of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1737)
20th of June 1717 BIRTHDAY Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
20th of June 1723 BIRTHDAY Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808)
20th of June 1723 BIRTHDAY Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
20th of June 1733 BIRTHDAY Betty Washington, sister of George Washington (d. 1797)
20th of June 1737 BIRTHDAY Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1786)
20th of June 1754 BIRTHDAY Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1832)
20th of June 1756 BIRTHDAY Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792)
20th of June 1761 BIRTHDAY Jacob Hubner, German entomologist (d. 1826)
20th of June 1763 BIRTHDAY Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot (d. 1798)
20th of June 1770 BIRTHDAY Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)
20th of June 1771 BIRTHDAY Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
20th of June 1771 BIRTHDAY Hermann von Boyen, German army officer (d. 1848)
20th of June 1778 BIRTHDAY Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician (d. 1832)
20th of June 1786 BIRTHDAY Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
20th of June 1796 BIRTHDAY Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
20th of June 1808 BIRTHDAY Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
20th of June 1813 BIRTHDAY Joseph Autran, French poet (d. 1877)
20th of June 1819 BIRTHDAY Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer (d. 1880)
20th of June 1855 BIRTHDAY Sir Richard Lodge, English historian (d. 1936)
20th of June 1858 BIRTHDAY Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
20th of June 1860 BIRTHDAY Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
20th of June 1861 BIRTHDAY Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (d. 1947)
20th of June 1862 BIRTHDAY Marco Praga, Italian playwright (d. 1929)
20th of June 1870 BIRTHDAY Georges Dufrenoy, French post-impressionnist painter (d. 1943)
20th of June 1872 BIRTHDAY George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
20th of June 1875 BIRTHDAY Reginald Punnett, British geneticist (d. 1967)
20th of June 1884 BIRTHDAY Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist, psychotherapist (d. 1970)
20th of June 1885 BIRTHDAY Andrzej Gawronski, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
20th of June 1887 BIRTHDAY Kurt Schwitters, German painter and writer (d. 1948)
20th of June 1889 BIRTHDAY John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
20th of June 1891 BIRTHDAY John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
20th of June 1891 BIRTHDAY Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
20th of June 1893 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
20th of June 1894 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Hall, American chemist (d. 1971)
20th of June 1896 BIRTHDAY Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian conductor (d. 1982)
20th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
20th of June 1899 BIRTHDAY Jean Moulin, French Resistance leader (d. 1943)
20th of June 1905 BIRTHDAY Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
20th of June 1907 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
20th of June 1908 BIRTHDAY Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
20th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Errol Flynn, Australian actor (d. 1959)
20th of June 1911 BIRTHDAY Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
20th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
20th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
20th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Terence Young, British film director (d. 1994)
20th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Johnny Morris, British children's presenter (d. 1999)
20th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
20th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Igor Smia?owski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
20th of June 1918 BIRTHDAY George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
20th of June 1918 BIRTHDAY Zoltan Sztaray, Hungarian writer
20th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater
20th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Byron Farwell, American military historian (d. 1999)
20th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Bj?rn Watt-Boolsen, Danish actor (d. 1998)
20th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Chet Atkins, American guitar player and producer (d. 2001)
20th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Fritz Koenig, German sculptor
20th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Audie Murphy, American Medal of Honor recipient and actor (d. 1971)
20th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (d. 1964)
20th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Martin Landau, American actor
20th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Jean-Marie Le Pen, French politician
20th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Paul Pender, American boxer (d. 2003)
20th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist
20th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY James Tolkan, American actor
20th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Olympia Dukakis, American actress
20th of June 1932 BIRTHDAY Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
20th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Danny Aiello, American actor
20th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Wendy Craig, English actress
20th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Yuri Vizbor, Russian poet (d. 1984)
20th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Rossana Podesta, Italian actress
20th of June 1935 BIRTHDAY Len Dawson, American football player
20th of June 1935 BIRTHDAY Neal Knox, American gun rights activist (d. 2005)
20th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2002)
20th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter
20th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Mickie Most, British record producer (d. 2003)
20th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
20th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
20th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY John Mahoney, English actor
20th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Stephen Frears, English film director
20th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
20th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)
20th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Cheryl Holdridge, American actress (d. 2009)
20th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY David Roper, English actor
20th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Anne Murray, Canadian singer
20th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Bob Vila, American television host
20th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Xanana Gusmao, President of East Timor
20th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Andre Watts, American pianist
20th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Lars Vilks, Swedish artist
20th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
20th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Candy Clark, American actress
20th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
20th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
20th of June 1948 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
20th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
20th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Lionel Richie, American musician (The Commodores)
20th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Nouri Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq
20th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
20th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Bill Simon, American businessman and politician
20th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
20th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Vince Gotera, American poet
20th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY John Goodman, American actor
20th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Vikram Seth, Indian poet
20th of June 1952 BIRTHDAY Larry Riley, American actor (d. 1992)
20th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Ulrich Muhe, German actor (d. 2007)
20th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Raul Ramirez, Mexican tennis player
20th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW, Sauber)
20th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Michael Anthony, American musician (Van Halen)
20th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
20th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Allan Lamb, South African born English cricketer
20th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Peter Reid, English former footballer
20th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler
20th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
20th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Chuck Wagner, American actor
20th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)
20th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
20th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
20th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Silke Moller, German track and field athlete
20th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
20th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress
20th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)
20th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Robert Rodriguez, American film director
20th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY MaliVai Washington, American tennis player
20th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician
20th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Peter Paige, American actor
20th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
20th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Andrea Nahles, German politician
20th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
20th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Josh Kronfeld, New Zealander rugby union footballer
20th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Rodney Rogers, American basketball player
20th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Josh Lucas, American actor
20th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
20th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
20th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Paul Bako, American baseball player
20th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
20th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Attila Czene, Hungarian swimmer
20th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Tuta, Brazilian footballer
20th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Daniel Zitka, Czech footballer
20th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
20th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)
20th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
20th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
20th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Gordan Giricek, Croatian basketball player
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY LaVar Arrington, American football player
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Frank Lampard, English footballer
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Bobby Seay, American baseball player
20th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Mike Birbiglia, comedian
20th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
20th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Charles Howell III, American professional golfer
20th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Cael Sanderson, American olympic freestyle wrestler
20th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
20th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
20th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
20th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarrist (Mest)
20th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer
20th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Angerfist, Dutch musician
20th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
20th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
20th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY George Forsyth, Peruvian footballer
20th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Example (rapper), British rapper
20th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Darren Sproles, American football player
20th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Josh Childress, American basketball player
20th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
20th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Dennis Malura, German footballer
20th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Matt Flynn, American football player
20th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
20th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Darko Milicic, Serbian basketball player
20th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Halil Savran, German footballer
20th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player
20th of June 1988 BIRTHDAY Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress
20th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
20th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Javier Pastore, Argentine footballer
20th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Terrelle Pryor, American football player
20th of June 1991 BIRTHDAY Rick ten Voorde, nederlandese soccer player
20th of June 1997 BIRTHDAY Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress
20th of June 0451 DEATH Theodorid, King of the Visigoths
20th of June 0840 DEATH Louis the Pious, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (Born 778)
20th of June 0885 DEATH Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (Born 841)
20th of June 1176 DEATH Mikhail of Vladimir, Russian prince
20th of June 1597 DEATH Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator (Born 1550)
20th of June 1605 DEATH Feodor II of Russia, tsar of Russia (Born 1589)
20th of June 1668 DEATH Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (Born 1620)
20th of June 1776 DEATH Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (Born 1704)
20th of June 1787 DEATH Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer (Born 1723)
20th of June 1800 DEATH Abraham Gotthelf Kastner, German mathematician (Born 1719)
20th of June 1810 DEATH Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish statesman (Born 1755)
20th of June 1820 DEATH Manuel Belgrano, Argentine lawyer and politician (Born 1770)
20th of June 1837 DEATH William IV of the United Kingdom (Born 1765)
20th of June 1840 DEATH Pierre Claude Francois Daunou, French statesman and historian (Born 1761)
20th of June 1869 DEATH Toshizou Hijikata, Shinsengumi vice-commander (Born 1835)
20th of June 1870 DEATH Jules de Goncourt, French writer (Born 1830)
20th of June 1872 DEATH Elie Frederic Forey, French general (Born 1804)
20th of June 1888 DEATH Johannes Zukertort, German-Polish-Jewish chess master (Born 1842)
20th of June 1906 DEATH John Clayton Adams, British landscape artist (Born 1840)
20th of June 1925 DEATH Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (Born 1842)
20th of June 1929 DEATH Emmanuel Benakis, Greek merchant and politician (Born 1843)
20th of June 1945 DEATH Bruno Frank, German author (Born 1878)
20th of June 1945 DEATH Luis Fernando de Orleans y Borbon, Spanish prince (Born 1888)
20th of June 1947 DEATH Bugsy Siegel, American crime figure (Born 1906)
20th of June 1952 DEATH Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (Born 1898)
20th of June 1958 DEATH Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1902)
20th of June 1963 DEATH Raphael Salem, Greek mathematician (Born 1898)
20th of June 1965 DEATH Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor and financier (Born 1870)
20th of June 1972 DEATH Howard Johnson, American businessman, originator of restaurant chain (Born 1897)
20th of June 1974 DEATH Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (Born 1912)
20th of June 1976 DEATH Lou Klein, American baseball player (Born 1918)
20th of June 1978 DEATH Mark Robson, Canadian film director and producer (Born 1913)
20th of June 1984 DEATH Estelle Winwood, English actress (Born 1883)
20th of June 1995 DEATH Emil Cioran, Romanian-born French philosopher (Born 1911)
20th of June 1996 DEATH Jim Ellison, singer/guitarist for (Material Issue) (Born 1964)
20th of June 1997 DEATH Lawrence Payton, American singer (The Four Tops) (Born 1938)
20th of June 1998 DEATH Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (Born 1942)
20th of June 1999 DEATH Clifton Fadiman, American author (Born 1902)
20th of June 2002 DEATH Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (Born 1905)
20th of June 2002 DEATH Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (Born 1916)
20th of June 2003 DEATH Bob Stump, American politician (Born 1927)
20th of June 2005 DEATH Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer, Nobel laureate (Born 1923)
20th of June 2005 DEATH Larry Collins, American writer (Born 1929)
20th of June 2006 DEATH Billy Johnson, American baseball player (Born 1918)
20th of June 2007 DEATH Trevor Henry, New Zealand justice (Born 1902)
20th of June 2010 DEATH Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (Born 1916)

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