20th June

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1995 Plans to dump Brent Spar at sea abandoned Oil giant Shell caves in to international pressure and abandons plans to dump the Brent Spar oil rig at sea.
1987 Riots in Soeul South Korean police clashed with tens of thousands of rioters in Soeul following the refusal of the South Korean president Chun Doo Hwan to allow direct presidential elections.
1967 Nicole Kidman is born American film actress Nicole Kidman is born in Honolulu.
1960 Floyd Patterson regains world championship Floyd Patterson becomes the first person to regain a boxing world championship when he beats Ingemar Johansson in New York.
1909 Errol Flynn is born Errol Flynn is born in Holbart, Tasmania, Australia.
1837 Queen Victoria ascends to the throne Queen Victoria becomes Queen of England following the death of her uncle King William IV.
1756 Black Hole of Calcutta The Nawab of Bengal imprisons 140 British soldiers and civilians in the Black Hole of Calcutta, a room 18 feet by 14 feet. Only 23 survive the night.
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