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History's Happenings for June 20

Congress Adopts Great Seal of U.S.
1782

Part of the Great Seal of the United States

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Brits Imprisoned in "Black Hole of Calcutta"
1756

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First Steamship Crosses Atlantic
1819

With its arrival in Liverpool, England on this date in 1819, the American steamship Savannah became the first steam-powered vessel to attempt — as well as complete — the Atlantic crossing. The Savannah had departed Savannah, Georgia on May 22nd.

Victoria Succeeds to British Throne
1837

Young Queen Victoria

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West Virginia Admitted to Union
1863

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Lizzie Borden Acquitted
1893

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U. S. Naval Forces Capture Guam
1898

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U.S., U.S.S.R. Agree To Set Up "Hot Line"
1963

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