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.

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