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June 20 Birthdays

Lillian Hellman
1905–84, American dramatist, born in New Orleans.

Jacques Offenbach
composer (1819)

Lloyd Augustus Hall
chemist (1894)

Audie Murphy
actor (1924)

Olympia Dukakis
actress (1931)

José Alexandre “Xanana” Gusmão
revolutionary leader (1946)

Robert Rodriguez
filmmaker (1968)

June 20 in History


British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta."


The Great Seal of the United States was adopted.


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.

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