Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 20

1756:British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta."

1819:The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
1837:Queen Victoria ascended the British throne.
1863:West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States.
1893:Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, Mass.
1967:Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
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