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June 20th History

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June 20th In Pop Culture History

1214 - The University of Oxford received its Royal charter.

1782 - Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, with the Bald Eagle clutching both an olive branch and thirteen arrows.

1837 - Queen Victoria, age 18, ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. She ruled for 63 years to 1901.

1840 - Samuel Morse received the patent (#1647) for the telegraph.

1893 - Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

June 20, 1921 Birthday (fictional) Edward Cullen, Twilight, Books/Film

1945 - The United States Secretary of State approved the transfer of Wernher von Braun (and other Nazi rocket scientists) to America.

1948 - Toast of the Town, a variety series hosted by Ed Sullivan, premiered on CBS. It was later renamed The Ed Sullivan Show.

1963 - The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to establish a "hot line" communication system between the two nations.

1975 - Hollywood's first major summer 'must see' blockbuster, Jaws, opened in theaters.

1981 #1 Hit June 20, 1981 - July 24, 1981: Stars on 45 - Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45

1987 #1 Hit June 20, 1987 - June 26, 1987: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Head to Toe

1992 #1 Hit June 20, 1992 - July 3, 1992: Mariah Carey - I'll Be There

June 20, 2008 - Camp Rock aired on The Disney Channel

June 20th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Christohper Mintz-Plasse (1989)
Nicole Kidman (1967)
Errol Flynn (1909)
Chet Atkins (1924)
John Goodman (1952)
Lionel Ritchie (1949)
Olympia Dukakis (1931)
Robert Rodrieguez (1968)
Never mess up an apology with an excuse.


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