On This Day..... June 20

JUNE 20TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARTIN LANDAU (1928-2017)
  • OLYMPIA DUKAKIS (1931, 87)
  • DANNY AIELLO (1933, 85)
  • JOHN MAHONEY (1940-2018)
  • BRIAN WILSON (1942, 76)
  • ANNE MURRAY (1945, 73)
  • BOB VILA (1946, 72)
  • LIONEL RICHIE (1949, 69)
  • JOHN GOODMAN (1952, 66)
  • MICHAEL LANDON (1965, 53)
  • NICOLE KIDMAN (1967, 51)
  • CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE (1989, 29)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1214, OXFORD UNIVERSITY IS CHARTERED
  • IN 1632, BRITAIN GRANTS LORD BALTIMORE RIGHTS TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AREA
  • IN 1633, LORD BALTIMORE IS GRANTED A CHARTER FOR THE COLONY OF MARYLAND
  • IN 1782, CONGRESS APPROVES THE BALD EAGLE AS THE SYMBOL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE OFFICIAL SEAL AND MOTTO “E PLURIBUS UNUM”
  • IN 1791, THE FRENCH ROYAL FAMILY ARE CAUGHT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE PARIS
  • IN 1837, QUEEN VICTORIA IS CROWNED AND BEGINS HER 63 YEAR REIGN
  • IN 1840, SAMUEL MORSE PATENTS THE TELEGRAPH
  • IN 1863, THE NATIONAL BANK OF DAVENPORT, IOWA IS THE FIRST BANK CHARTERED IN THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1863, WEST VIRGINIA BECOMES THE 35TH STATE
  • IN 1867, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ANNOUNCES THAT THE US HAS PURCHASED ALASKA
  • IN 1871, THE KU KLUX KLAN GOES ON TRIAL IN OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
  • IN 1893, LIZZIE BORDEN IS ACQUITTED OF MURDERING HER FATHER AND STEPMOTHER WITH AN AXE IN FALL RIVER, MASS
  • IN 1911, THE NAACP INCORPORATES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1919, AFTER THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR RESIGNS RATHER THAN SIGN AND IS REPLACED, THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES ENDS GERMAN OCCUPATION OF AUSTRIA
  • IN 1943, TWO DAYS OF RACE RIOTS IN DETROIT KILL 34 PEOPLE
  • IN 1944, CONGRESS CHARTERS THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
  • IN 1944, THE NAZIS BEGIN EXTERMINATING JEWS AT AUSCHWITZ
  • IN 1947, BUGSY SIEGEL IS SHOT AND KILLED AT 41
  • IN 1948, CBS DEBUTS THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THEN CALLED “TOAST OF THE TOWN”
  • IN 1960, HARRY BELAFONTE IS THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO WIN AND “THE HUCKLEBERRY HOUND SHOW” BECOMES THE FIRST ANIMATED SHOW TO EARN AN EMMY AWARD
  • IN 1963, THE FAMOUS “RED PHONE” TO MOSCOW IS INSTALLED IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1967, MUHAMMED ALI IS CONVICTED OF REFUSING TO BE DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY. HE IS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN JAIL AND $10,000
  • IN 1969, DAVID BOWIE RECORDS “SPACE ODDITY”
  • IN 1970, NBC DEBUTS “THE RAY STEVENS SHOW”
  • IN 1973, JUAN PERON RETURNS TO ARGENTINA AFTER 18 YEARS IN EXILE. PROTESTS BREAK OUT AND 13 PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND 300 INJURED IN WHAT BECOMES KNOWN AS “THE EZEIZA MASSACRE”
  • IN 1974, ROMAN POLANSKI’S “CHINATOWN” OPENS
  • IN 1975, STEVEN SPEILBERG RELEASES “JAWS”
  • IN 1977, MENACHEM BEGIN BECOMES PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1980, DAN AKROID AND JOHN BELUSHI OPEN AS “THE BLUES BROTHERS”
  • IN 1980, A DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT ACCIDENTALLY LANDS AT MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE. THE PILOT MISTAKENLY THOUGHT HE WAS LANDING IN TAMPA
  • IN 1983, IRAN INVADES IRAQ AND TAKES OVER ITS NORTH. ALMOST 14,000 ARE KILLED IN THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ATTACKS
  • IN 1986, PRESIDENT REAGAN HAS POLYPS REMOVED FROM HIS COLON
  • IN 1987, JOHNNY CARSON MARRIES HIS 4TH WIFE ALEXIS
  • IN 1988, JANICE PENNINGTON IS KNOCKED OUT BY A CAMERA WHILE FILMING “THE PRICE IS RIGHT”
  • IN 1988, THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS A LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST WOMEN OR MINORITIES AT PRIVATE CLUBS
  • IN 1990, NELSON MANDELA LANDS IN NEW YORK TO BEGIN A U.S. TOUR
  • IN 1992, MARIAH CAREY GOES TO #1 WITH HER COVER OF THE JACKSON 5’S “I’LL BE THERE” FROM HER MTV UNPLUGGED TV SPECIAL
  • IN 1994, HOWARD STERN BEGINS BROADCASTING HIS RADIO SHOW ON THE E! TELEVISION NETWORK
  • IN 1994, O.J. SIMPSON IS ARRAIGNED FOR HIS MURDER TRIAL
  • IN 2000, A JURY RULES THAT PHIL SPECTOR CHEATED THE RONETTES OUT OF THEIR PORTION OF THE BAND’S EARNINGS AN AWARDED THEM $2.6 MILLION
  • IN 2008, SINGER JIMMY BUFFET PURCHASES THE TRUMP MARINA HOTEL AND CASINO
  • IN 2010, “DESPICABLE ME” DEBUTS AT THE MOSCOW FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 2015, A HEAT WAVE IN PAKISTAN KILLS OVER 2,000 PEOPLE FROM DEHYDRATION AND HEAT STROKE
  • IN 2017, DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ANNOUNCES HE HAS RETIRED FROM ACTING
  • IN 2017, TIGER WOODS CHECKS IN TO REHAB AFTER A DUI ARREST
  • IN 2017, UBER CEO TRAVIS KALANICK RESIGNS AFTER SHAREHOLDERS REVOLT
  • IN 2017, MATTEL ANNOUNCES “KEN” WILL NOW COME IN 15 DIFFERENT BODY TYPES INCLUDING THE IMFAMOUS “MAN BUN” KEN

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