11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th June


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1756 - British soldiers are thrown into a cell known as 'the Black Hole of Calcutta'.

2. 1837 - Victoria becomes Queen of Great Britain

3. 1923 - France announces it will seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying its war debts

4. 1949 - Singer Lionel Richie is born

5. 1967 - Muhammad Ali is convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.

6. 1967 - Actress Nicole Kidman is born

7. 1975 - The movie Jaws is released

8. 1976 - Hundreds of Americans and Britons are moved from Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the US military, following the murder of the US ambassador

9. 1980 - It's Still Rock & Roll To Me becomes Billy Joel's first US #1 hit

10. 1984 - The biggest exam shake-up for over 10 years in the UK is announced, with O-Level and CSE exams to be replaced

11. 1990 - British Chancellor John Major proposes a new European currency which would circulate alongside existing national currencies

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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