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 This day in History - June 20
388 Historic Events for June 20
1837

England issues its 1st stamp, 1P Queen Victoria

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1837

Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901

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1840

Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

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1842

Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60

Death
1846

Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67

Death
1852

Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, minister of interior (1866..88) [or Jul 20]

Birth
1855

Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin

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1858

Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)

Birth
1861

Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer

Birth
1863

Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania

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1863

West Virginia admitted as 35th US state

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1863

1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa)

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1864

Friend Smith Rutherford, US Union brig-gen, dies in battle at 43?

Death
1864

Battle of Petersburgs VA - in trenches

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1864

Worm Pander, sculptor

Birth
1864

Battle of Kinston NC and Battle of Abingdon VA

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1864

Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia

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1866

Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer

Birth
1866

Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)

Birth
1866

Italy declares war on Austria

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1867

Pres Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

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1868

Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame

Birth
1870

Jules de Goncourt, writer, dies at 39

Death
1871

Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss

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1874

1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)

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