What Happened on June 20


Historical Events

1633 – Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
1825 – Coronation of Charles X, the last Bourbon King of France
1969 – Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
1986 – Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, and Level 42 headline; other performers include: Simply Red, Madness, Ruby Turner, Amazulu, Lloyd Cole, Black Uhuru, The Wailers Band, Loudon Wainwright III, John Martyn, The Housemartins, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Cray Band, and Christy Moore
2004 – US Open Men’s Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Retief Goosen of South Africa wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up and reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson
2017 – Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO after a shareholder revolt

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Famous Birthdays

1924 – Rainer Barzel, German politician (CDU-CSU) and minister, born in Braunsberg, East Prussia, Free State of Prussia (d. 2006)
1929 – Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
1941 – Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
1941 – Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
1944 – Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
1958 – Dickie Thon, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, born in South Bend, Indiana

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Famous Deaths

1888 – Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
1925 – Wilhelm Posse, German composer, dies at 72
1953 – Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
1994 – Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
1995 – Emil Mihai Cioran, Romanina born writer and aphorist, dies at 84
2000 – Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64

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