Momentous events in history: June 20, 2018

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On this day, June 20 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!

Holidays:

The world refugee day.

The world day of protection of elephants in zoos.

Story:

1837 Queen Victoria becomes Britain I.

1840 Samuel Morse patented the Telegraph.

1867, President Andrew Johnson announced the purchase of Alaska.

Founded 1893 D. I. Mendeleev, the Main chamber of weights and measures.

1954 over the Danube between Bulgaria and Romania opened a “Bridge of friendship”.

1967 Muhammad Ali a Houston court sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined $ 10,000 for refusing to serve in the U.S. army, participating in the Vietnam war.

1974 the member Countries of the organization of African unity (OAU) adopted the Agreement on the provision of assistance to African refugees.

2011 Tu-134 plane Crash near Petrozavodsk (killing 47 people ).

Born on this day:

1819 Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer, master of operetta.

Bonn 1833 Leon, a French painter, art collector.

1967 Nicole Kidman, Australian actress, winner of awards: an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden globe etc.

1968 Robert Rodriguez, American film Director.

Died:

1597 Willem Barents, Dutch Navigator and Explorer.

1870 Jules Goncourt, French writer.

1933 Clara Zetkin, a German socialist, fighter for women’s rights.

2005 Jack Kilby, American engineer, Creator of the first integrated circuit, Nobel laureate.

Birthday:

Anna, Bogdan, Dennis, Basil, Victor, David, Ivan, Mary, Peter, Fedot.