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  • Ingelheim (Present Day in Germany)
    Wednesday Jun 20, 0840

    Holy Roman Empire

    Louis the Pious death

    Ingelheim (Present Day in Germany)
    Wednesday Jun 20, 0840

    Upon Louis (Louis the Pious)' death in 840, it passed to his son Lothair, who had been his co-ruler.




  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 1775

    George Washington

    He was commissioned on June 19 and was roundly praised by Congressional delegates

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 1775

    He was commissioned on June 19 and was roundly praised by Congressional delegates, including John Adams, who proclaimed that he was the man best suited to lead and unite the colonies.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 20, 1931

    Great Depression

    Hoover Moratorium is issued

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 20, 1931

    The Hoover Moratorium is issued June 20th, suspending reparation payments from Germany to stabilize the country.




  • Texas, U.S.
    Monday Jun 20, 1938

    Juneteenth

    Texas governor J. V. Allred issued a proclamation

    Texas, U.S.
    Monday Jun 20, 1938

    In 1938, Texas governor J. V. Allred issued a proclamation stating in part: Whereas, the Negroes in the State of Texas observe June 19 as the official day for the celebration of Emancipation from slavery; and Whereas, June 19, 1865, was the date when General Robert [sic] S. Granger, who had command of the Military District of Texas, issued a proclamation notifying the Negroes of Texas that they were free; and Whereas, since that time, Texas Negroes have observed this day with suitable holiday ceremony, except during such years when the day comes on a Sunday; when the Governor of the State is asked to proclaim the following day as the holiday for State observance by Negroes; and Whereas, June 19, 1938, this year falls on Sunday; NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES V. ALLRED, Governor of the State of Texas, do set aside and proclaim the day of June 20, 1938, as the date for observance of EMANCIPATION DAY in Texas, and do urge all members of the Negro race in Texas to observe the day in a manner appropriate to its importance to them.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 20, 1940

    Salvador Dali

    Able to Escape

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 20, 1940

    In 1940, as World War II tore through Europe, Dalí and Gala retreated to the United States, where they lived for eight years splitting their time between New York and Monterey, California. They were able to escape because on June 20, 1940, they were issued visas by Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, France. Salvador and Gala Dalí crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the Excambion from Lisbon to New York in August 1940.




  • Manatuto, Timor-Leste
    Thursday Jun 20, 1946

    Xanana Gusmão

    Birth

    Manatuto, Timor-Leste
    Thursday Jun 20, 1946

    Gusmão was born in Manatuto, in what was then Portuguese Timor, to parents of mixed Portuguese-Timorese ancestry, both of whom were school teachers.




  • London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    Margaret Thatcher

    Secretary of State for Education and Science

    London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    The Conservative Party led by Edward Heath won the 1970 general election, and Thatcher was subsequently appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Education and Science. Thatcher caused controversy when after only a few days in office she withdrew Labour's Circular 10/65 which attempted to force comprehensivisation, without going through a consultation progress.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 20, 1975

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven's First Blockbuster

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 20, 1975

    Studio producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown offered Spielberg the director's chair for Jaws, a thriller-horror film based on the Peter Benchley novel about an enormous killer shark. Spielberg has often referred to the gruelling shoot as his professional crucible. Despite the film's ultimate, enormous success, it was nearly shut down due to delays and budget over-runs. But Spielberg persevered and finished the film. It was an enormous hit, winning three Academy Awards (for editing, original score and sound) and grossing more than $470 million worldwide at the box office. Jaws made Spielberg a household name and one of America's youngest multi-millionaires.


  • South Georgia Island
    Sunday Jun 20, 1982

    Falklands War

    The British retook the South Sandwich Islands

    South Georgia Island
    Sunday Jun 20, 1982

    On 20 June, the British retook the South Sandwich Islands, which involved accepting the surrender of the Southern Thule Garrison at the Corbeta Uruguay base, and declared hostilities over. Argentina had established Corbeta Uruguay in 1976, but prior to 1982 the United Kingdom had contested the existence of the Argentine base only through diplomatic channels.


  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Sunday Jun 20, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Ceasefire proposal

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Sunday Jun 20, 1982

    On June 20, 1982, Saddam announced that he wanted to sue for peace and proposed an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal from Iranian territory within two weeks. Khomeini responded by saying the war would not end until a new government was installed in Iraq and reparations paid. He proclaimed that Iran would invade Iraq and would not stop until the Ba'ath regime was replaced by an Islamic republic.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Jun 20, 1992

    Bosnian War

    The 20 June cease-fire

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Jun 20, 1992

    The 20 June cease-fire, executed in order for UN takeover of the Sarajevo airport for humanitarian flights, was broken as both sides battled for control of the territory between the city and airport.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony Corporation

    The Blu-ray Optical disc Format

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony was one of the leading developers of the Blu-ray optical disc format, the newest standard for disc-based content delivery. The first Blu-ray players became commercially available in 2006. The format emerged as the standard for HD media over the competing format, Toshiba's HD DVD, after a two-year-long high-definition optical disc format war.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    2006 Finals

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    In the 2006 Finals, the Heat were underdogs against the Dallas Mavericks led by Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavericks won the first two games at home in dominating fashion. The Heat led by Wade and a balanced effort by O'Neal, Antoine Walker and Jason Williams would go on to win all three of the next games at home, before closing out the series in Dallas to deliver the first NBA title for the franchise and O'Neal's fourth title. With Wade carrying the offensive load, O'Neal did not need to have a dominating series, and finished with an average of 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds for the series.


  • Christmas Island
    Thursday Jun 20, 2013

    Christmas Island

    The Immigration Department's Statement

    Christmas Island
    Thursday Jun 20, 2013

    As of 20 June 2013, after the interception of four boats in six days, carrying 350 people, the Immigration Department stated that there were 2,960 "irregular maritime arrivals" being held in the island's five detention facilities, which exceeded not only the "regular operating capacity" of 1,094 people, but also the "contingency capacity" of 2,724.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    OnePlus

    OnePlus 5

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    The OnePlus 5 was unveiled on 20 June 2017 as the successor to the OnePlus 3, skipping the number 4. It launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, a dual-lens camera setup, up to 8 GB RAM, and up to 128 GB of storage. It was released in two colors: Midnight Black and Slate Gray.


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