20 June It Happened Today
1819 Birth of German born composer Jacques Offenbach.
1837 Queen Victoria accedes the British throne.
1863 West Virginia becomes the 36th state of the Union.
1906 Birth of English novelist Catherine Cookson.
1909 Birth of Tasmanian actor Errol Flynn.
1949 Birth of American singer Lionel Richie.
1967 Birth of Australian actress Nicole Kidman.