On This Day: June 20th

This is 172nd day of the year and 194 days remain in the year.

in history
British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta."
The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Queen Victoria ascended the British throne.
West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States.

Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, Mass.

Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
June 20 BirthdaysLillian Hellman1905–84, American dramatist, born in New Orleans.
José Alexandre “Xanana” Gusmãorevolutionary leader
Robert Rodriguezfilmmaker
Jacques Offenbachcomposer
Olympia Dukakisactress
Audie Murphyactor
Lloyd Augustus Hallchemist

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