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June 20th, 1991 (June 20 1991)EventThe German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
June 20th, 1990 (June 20 1990)EventAsteroid Eureka is discovered.
June 20th, 1979 (June 20 1979)EventABC 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.
June 20th, 1973 (June 20 1973)EventEzeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
June 20th, 1963 (June 20 1963)EventThe so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
June 20th, 1960 (June 20 1960)EventIndependence of Mali and Senegal.
June 20th, 1956 (June 20 1956)EventA Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
June 20th, 1948 (June 20 1948)EventToast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
June 20th, 1944 (June 20 1944)EventWorld 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".
June 20th, 1919 (June 20 1919)Event150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
June 20th, 1893 (June 20 1893)EventLizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.
June 20th, 1877 (June 20 1877)EventAlexander Graham Bell installs the world s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
June 20th, 1863 (June 20 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
June 20th, 1862 (June 20 1862)EventBarbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
June 20th, 1840 (June 20 1840)EventSamuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
June 20th, 1837 (June 20 1837)EventQueen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
June 20th, 1819 (June 20 1819)EventThe 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 was made under sail.
June 20th, 1791 (June 20 1791)EventKing Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution.
June 20th, 1789 (June 20 1789)EventDeputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
June 20th, 1787 (June 20 1787)EventOliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
June 20th, 1782 (June 20 1782)EventThe U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
June 20th, 1756 (June 20 1756)EventA British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
June 20th, 1685 (June 20 1685)EventMonmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
June 20th, 1631 (June 20 1631)EventThe sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
June 20th, 1214 (June 20 1214)EventThe University of Oxford receives its charter.
June 20th, 0451 (June 20 0451)EventBattle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun.

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