Historical Events for 20th June 2024

1837 – Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She rules for 63 years till 1901.
1864 – Battle of Kinston, North Carolina and Battle of Abingdon, Virginia
1970 – Oriole’s Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
1976 – Disney’s River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
1980 – Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous points decision
1981 – Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
1987 – Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America’s Junior Miss
1987 – 1st Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: New Zealand fly-half Grant Fox lands 4 penalties, a conversion and drop goal as the All Blacks beat France, 29-9
2017 – Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
2020 – 152nd Belmont Stakes: Tiz the Law with Manuel Franco aboard becomes first New York-bred winner of the event since 1882

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