TODAY IN HISTORY - June 20th

1837 - Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
1943 - Detroit race riot kills 35
1967 - Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
1980 - "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
1994 - OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1925 - Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
1949 - Lionel Richie, Alabama, singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)
1952 - John Goodman, St Louis Mo, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe)
1957 - Butch Patrick, Inglewood California, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
1967 - Nicole Kidman, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away)
1987 - Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

GOODBYE TO:

1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal
1997 - Bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61

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