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June 20: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 20

June 20th is World Productivity Day and Ice Cream Soda Day.

Today is the 171st day of the year, and there are 194 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on June 20th, your star sign is Gemini.

So, today is an important day for you? Then allow us to intrigue you with these interesting facts and historical events that all happened on June 20.

Did you know that on this day in 1966, Sheila Scott became the first woman to fly solo around the world? The journey took 189 flying hours over 34 days.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 20th in history!

What Happened On June 20 In History?

2018

Donald Trump ended family separation on the southern border.

The president signed the executive order after receiving backlash after his "zero tolerance" attitude.
1990

The asteroid Eureka was discovered by David H. Levy.

Also known as "5261 Eureka", the asteroid closely trails Mars at just 0.3 astronomical units away.
1988

Haitian coup d’état started and President Henri Namphy overthrew President Leslie Manigat.

1981

Pope John Paul II was sent to hospital for 55 days after contracting an infection.

1975

The movie “Jaws” by Steven Spielberg hit theaters.

1966

Sheila Scott became the first woman to fly solo around the world.

OTD in 1966: Sheila Scott became the first woman to fly solo around the world.
In the process she broke over 100 aviation records. She flew from Heathrow on 18 May 1966 and returned on this day and covered 34,000 miles.
1948

NBC started “Toast Of The Town” on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1840

Samuel Morse was granted the patents for his telegraph.

1837

At the age of 18, Queen Victoria ascended the throne after her uncle, King William IV, passed away.

Queen Victoria was the Queen of the United Kingdom. Her reign lasted until her death in 1901.
1782

After years of discussions, the US adopted the Great Seal national symbol, which features the iconic bald eagle.

OTD in 1782: After years of discussions
1214

The University of Oxford, England, received its first charter from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

It wasn't until 1248 that the university received a royal charter. A charter is when a university or town is officially founded and given its rights.

Did you know that on this day, June 20th 1966, Sheila Scott became the first woman to fly solo around the world?