Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 20

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This is a list of selected June 20 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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International Surfing Day (2020); "3rd Saturday" not cited
1685Monmouth Rebellion: The Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of England at Bridgwater. date unreferenced
1756 – A garrison of the British army in India was imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta in conditions so cramped that at least 43 died. refimprove
1862Barbu Catargiu, the first Prime Minister of Romania, was assassinated after denying people the right of assembly to commemorate the Revolutions of 1848. needs more footnotes
1863American Civil War: West Virginia was admitted to the Union after it seceded from Virginia and the rest of the Confederacy. refimprove sections
1887Victoria Terminus, now the busiest railway station in India, opened in Bombay on the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. refimprove section
1895 – The Kiel Canal, connecting the North Sea to the Baltic Sea across the base of the Jutland peninsula in Germany, was officially opened. refimprove section
1963 – The so-called "red telephone" was established between the White House and the Kremlin, after the Cuban Missile Crisis demonstrated that direct communications between the two nations were necessary. refimprove section
1973 – Snipers fired into a crowd of Peronists near the Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, killing at least 13 people and injuring 365 others. refimprove section
2007Sammy Sosa of the Texas Rangers became the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to hit his 600th career home run. refimprove section
Olympia Dukakis |b|1931 ITN on 2021-05-06


June 20: World Refugee Day; Flag Day in Argentina (1820)

The Tennis Court Oath by Auguste Couder
The Tennis Court Oath by Auguste Couder
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