Monday, June 20, 2011

Today In History: June 20

1214- The University of Oxford recieves its charter.
1782- Congress approves Great Seal of USA & the Bald Eagle as its symbol
1837- At 18, Queen Victoria ascends British throne; rules for 63 years(picture above)
1895- First female PhD earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin, in Science)
1901- Charlotte Manye is the firstAfrican graduate of a US college
1939- Test flight of first rocket plane using liquid propellants
1944- Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
1963- The Beatles form "Beatles Ltd." to handle their income
1988- "Price is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
1994- OJ Simpson arraigned on murders of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

1733- Betty Washington, sister of George Washington
1866- Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutankhamun)
1915- Terence Young, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
1950- Lionel Richie, singer
1953- Cyndi Lauper, singer
1967- Nicole Kidman, actress

1837- William IV, King of England, dies

(info from History Orb, image from The Daily Mail)

Hope you learned something.
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