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It happened one 20 June

1789 : Oath of the Jeu de paume


On June 20, 1789, when the king asked that guards prevented them from entering the room where the general statements were standing to counter their commitment to reforms, the deputies of the Third State met in the Jeu de Paume room in Versailles and made an oath not to separate and to meet wherever circumstances require, until a constitution is established.
This was the beginning of the French Revolution.

1963 : The red phone is installed


On June 20th, 1963, to reduce the risk of nuclear war by accident or misunderstanding, a special telephone line was installed between the White House and the Kremlin. This was a first step to relax the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union after the Cuban missile crisis which ended with the acceptance by Khrushchev not to install missiles in Cuba and the acceptance by the United States not to undermine the sovereignty of Cuba.

1975 : Jaws released


On June 20, 1975, the Steven Spielberg film The Jaws was released in theaters in the United States. While Universal Studios had thought to end the project when the budget was increased from $4 to $8 million, the film brought in $450 million.
This was the story of a series of white shark attacks on a small island resort, Amity Island. The main roles were played by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw and Bruce, a very realistic mechanical shark .

2002 : A gas explosion killed 111 miners in China


On June 20, 2002, a gas explosion killed 111 miners in a coal mine in China. Although not reported even in Chinese media, these explosions are fairly common in China, where safety rules are far from international standards.

Latest news : 20 June

World Refugee Day
June 20 is World Refugee Day under the aegis of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Quote of the day : 20 June

Steven Spielberg
I dream for a living.

Birthdays : 20 June

Jacques Offenbach, French composer (1819)
Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (1858)
Jean Moulin, Unifier and leader of the French Resistance during the second world war (1899)
Errol Flynn, Australian actor (1909)
Terence Young, English director (1915)
Audie Murphy, U.S. soldier with the most medals of the second world war, and actor (1924)
Martin Landau, American actor (1928)
Jean-Marie Le Pen, French politician (1928)
Olympia Dukakis, American actress (1931)
Danny Aiello, American actor (1933)
Stephen Frears, English director (1941)
Lionel Richie, American musician (1949)
John Goodman, American actor (1952)
John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran) (1960)
Nicole Kidman, Australian actress (1967)
Robert Rodriguez, American director (1968)
Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones) (1973)
Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer (1982)
Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer (1982)
Shefali Chowdhury, English actress (1988)

They left us one 20 June

Axel von Fersen, Swedish politician and alleged lover of Queen Marie Antoinette (1810)
Jules de Goncourt, French writer (1870)
Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (1958)
Mark Robson, Canadian director (1978)
Larry Collins, American writer (2005)
Jack Kilby, Inventor of the integrated circuit, Nobel Prize in Physics (2005)

Tip of the Day : 20 June

Conservation of radish


To keep radishes, soak the leaves in cold water (not the radishes themselves).
If radishes are too soft, you can immerse in ice water for half an hour before consumption. They will become crunchy again.

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