Monday, December 5, 2022 (Week 49)

June 20 in History

What happened on June 20 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 20 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 20 in history.

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1999
NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.
1972
President Richard Nixon names General Creighton Abrams as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
1967
Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.
1964
General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul Harkins as head of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.
1963
The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow.
1955
The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group.
1941
The U.S. Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps.
1923
France announces it will seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying her war debts.
1920
Race riots in Chicago, Illinois leave two dead and many wounded.
1910
Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaims martial law and arrests hundreds.
1901
Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.
1898
On the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy seizes the island of Guam.
1863
President Abraham Lincoln admits West Virginia into the Union as the 35th state.
1837
18-year-old Victoria is crowned Queen of England.
1819
The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours–the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.
1793
Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.
1756
Nearly 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole’ cell of Calcutta. Most die.
1397
The Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.