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199999th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC

1990Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

1981Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection

1982Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

1950Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

193065th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

1960Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1970British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

198282nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

1986Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

196012th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

1992Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

1969Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

1956At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

1940Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1893Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

198383rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

1969150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

1974"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

1994OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

1840Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

June 20th Historical Events
Date Event
451
Germans & Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields 
1212
French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo 
1214
The University of Oxford receives its charter. 
1530
German Parliament joins to Augsburg together 
1547
Count Philip van Hessen captured 
1567
Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique 
1582
Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines 
1591
Mauritius & Willem van Nassau occupy Devente 
1631
The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates. 
1632
Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area 
1633
Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore 
1656
Polish King Jan II Casimir recaptures Warsaw 
1675
Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom 
1756
Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die 
1756
Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British 
1779
Battle of Stone Ferry 
1782
Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol 
1787
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States. 
1789
Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken 
1791
King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution 
1819
320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic) 
1825
Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon 
1826
Siam and Britain sign trade/peace treaty 
1837
Britain issues its 1st stamp, 1 penny Queen Victoria 
1837
Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901 
1840
Samuel Morse patents his telegraph 
1855
Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin 
1862
Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated. 
1863
1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa) 
1863
Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania 
1863
West Virginia admitted as 35th US state 
1864
Battle of Kinston NC & Battle of Abingdon VA 
1864
Battle of Petersburgs VA - in trenches 
1864
Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia 
1866
Italy declares war on Austria 
1867
US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska 
1871
Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss 
1874
1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons) 
1888
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas 
1893
Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass 
1895
1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin) from an American University 
1895
Canal of Smock officially opens 
1895
Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation 
1900
In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers 
1900
Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route 
1901
Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from a US college 
1907
1st Portland Rose festival 
1909
1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham & Eleanor Waring) 
1910
"Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal 
1911
NAACP incorporates (NY) 
1912
NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice) 
1912
NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12 
1913
3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman 
1913
Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader 
1914
46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20 
1915
German offensive in Argonnes 
1919
German government of Scheideman resigns 
1919
Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria 
1919
150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 
1920
Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed 
1921
11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record) 
1921
At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks 
1926
Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University 
1930
65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake 
1931
Karl Buresch becomes chancellor of Austrian 
1932
A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935) 
1936
Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2 
1939
Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants 
1940
Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1941
German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas 
1942
Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews 
1942
German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa 
1943
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded 
1943
Detroit race riot kills 35 
1943
German round up Jews in Amsterdam 
1943
National Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organizes 
1943
New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia) 
1943
Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in 5,000m at national AAU track & field championship in NY 
1944
Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency 
1944
Heavy storm hits the Channel 
1944
Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz 
1944
Soviet forces conquer Wiborg 
1944
US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea 
1944
US troops occupy Biak 
1946
NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line 
1947
Pres Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act 
1948
"Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV 
1948
20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo 
1948
Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader 
1948
Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany 
1949
Central Intelligence Agency Act passes 
1950
Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia 
1950
Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2 
1951
Cleve Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox 
1953
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1955
"Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1956
Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed 
1956
At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there) 
1958
NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17 
1960
12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win 
1960
Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France 
1960
Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
1963
1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-2 
1963
Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income 
1963
US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line" 
1964
64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD 
1965
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open 
1966
66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF 
1966
Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman 
1967
Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services 
1967
Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time 
1968
Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds 
1968
Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone 
1968
Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 
1969
150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear 
1969
Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France 
1969
White Rhodesia agrees to race separation 
1970
"Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
1970
British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet) 
1970
Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR 
1971
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open 
1972
Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held 
1973
Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout) 
1973
Juan Peron returns to Argentina 
1973
SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs 
1973
Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured. 
1974
"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released 
1976
76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga 
1976
Carl Fugate, Starkweather accomplice, paroled 
1976
Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ 
1976
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
1976
River Country opens 
1977
Menahem Begin forms Israeli government 
1977
Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez 
1978
1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton 
1980
"Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters 
1980
California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2 
1980
Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision 
1981
Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats 
1981
Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime 
1981
Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection 
1982
82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif 
1982
Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington 
1982
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1982
Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz) 
1983
83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA 
1983
NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires 
1983
Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days) 
1984
Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime 
1984
Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1986
Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon 
1986
Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager 
1987
Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1988
Curtis Strange wins US Open golf tournament 
1988
Haiti's general assembly dissolves 
1988
NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils 
1988
Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera 
1988
WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio 
1988
Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities 
1990
40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran 
1990
Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US 
1990
Asteroid Eureka is discovered. 
1991
The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin. 
1992
Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Balt Orioles) 
1992
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings 
1993
47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2 
1993
93rd US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
1993
Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament 
1994
Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed) 
1994
Ernie Els win's 1994 Golf US Open 
1994
Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network 
1994
OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman 
1995
Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun 
1996
Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space 
1996
The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry 
1997
Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry 
1999
99th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC 
2004
104th US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY 
2006
60th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 4 games to 2 
2010
110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA 
2012
Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500 
2012
A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising 
2013
Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3 
2013
LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year 
2013
67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3 
2016
Cavaliers' James named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals 
2016
LeBron James fulfills promise to bring a title to Cleveland 
2016
LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State Warriors for NBA title 
2017
China tour agency says won't take more US tourists to NKorea 
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