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What happened today in history?
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for
June 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1991  The national capital of Germany is moved from Bonn back to Berlin.
 
1963The US and Russia agree to install a hotline -- a phone system to be used in case of emergency -- at the height of the Cold War.
 
1959Former heavyweight boxing champ Floyd Patterson regains his title with a knockout victory over Sweden's Ingemar Johanson.
 
1948New York columnist Ed Sullivan begins his TV career as host of "Toast of the Town" on CBS.
 
1947Alleged mobster Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel is found shot to death at the home of his girlfriend in Beverly Hills, California.
 
1893Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the hatchet murders of her father and stepmother.
 
1863West Virginia becomes the 35th state of the US.
 
1837Queen Victoria becomes ruler of Britain, following the death of her uncle, King William IV.
 
1782Congress approves The Great Seal of the United States, as designed by William Barton.
 
1632Lord Baltimore receives a charter to found the Maryland colony.
 

Born today:

1967  Nicole Kidman - actress

1962  Mark DeGliantoni - keyboardist (Soul Coughing)

1960  John Taylor - rock guitarist, bassist (Duran Duran)

1955  Michael Anthony - rock bassist (Van Halen)

1953  Alan Longmuir - bassist (Bay City Rollers)

1953  Cyndi Lauper - singer

1952  John Goodman - actor

1949  Lionel Richie - singer (The Commodores)

1949  Dave Thomas - comedian, actor

1947  Anne Murray - singer

1942  Brian Wilson - singer, bassist (The Beach Boys)

1940  John Mahoney - actor

1936  Billy Guy - singer (The Coasters)

1935  Len Dawson - NFL quarterback, sportscaster

1933  Danny Aiello - actor

1931  Martin Landau - actor

1931  Olympia Dukakis - actress (Oscar® winner, 1987)

1931  James Tolkan - actor

1924  Chet Atkins - country guitarist

1924  Audie Murphy - actor

1909  Errol Flynn - actor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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