20 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Jacques Offenbach, 1819
  • Helen Traubel, 1899
  • Lillian Hellman, 1905
  • Errol Flynn, 1909
  • Audie Murphy, 1924
  • Chet Atkins, 1924
  • Olympia Dukakis, 1931
  • Danny Aiello, 1933
  • Brian Wilson, 1942
  • Anne Murray, 1945
  • Andre Watts, 1946
  • Lionel Ritchie, 1950
  • John Goodman, 1952
  • Cyndi Lauper, 1953
  • Nicole Kidman, 1967

Died On This Day:

  • King William IV, 1837
  • Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel shot dead, 1947
  • Arthur Caesar, 1953
  • Herbert Bayard Swope, 1958
  • Lee De Forest, 1961
  • Bernard Baruch, 1965
  • Leroy Neiman, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1756 - 'Black Hole of Calcutta' (imprisonment of 146 Englishmen by Nawab of Bengal in small cell); 123 died.
  • 1782 - Great Seal of the United States Government, designed by William Barton, adopted.
  • 1789 - -'Oath of the Tennis Court' non-privileged classes vow never to separate until a constitution established. (French Revolution)
  • 1837 - Victoria becomes Queen of England on death of William IV; to reign for 63 years 216 days.
  • 1863 - West Virginia 35th state admitted to Union.
  • 1866 - Italy declares war on Austria.
  • 1893 - Axe murderer Lizzy Borden found not guilty by jury in Fall River, Mass. She axed dad and mom.
  • 1895 - Caroline Baldwin is first woman to be granted a Doctor of Science Degree in the U.S. from Cornell.
  • 1898 - Spanish island of Guam surrenders to U.S. Navy. Spanish American War.
  • 1948 - Deutchmark introduced in Germany.
  • 1948 - Premiere of Ed Sullivan Show on CBS Television.
  • 1960 - Floyd Patterson regains World heavyweight boxing championship; KO's Ingemar Johansson in NY.
  • 1975 - 'Jaws,' directed by Steven Spielberg, opens; to become box office champ of the '70s.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Adalbert of Magdeburg
  • Naum

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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