The 20th of June was one busy day in history. Here’s just a selection:
(Source: June 20 – Wikipedia)
- 451 – Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius’ battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
- 1214 – The University of Oxford receives its charter.
- 1631 – The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
- 1791 – King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution.
- 1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
- 1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
- 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.
- 1963 – The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1991 – The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
And on the 20th of June, 2009, these great photographs were submitted as Saturday Scenes:
Well, we all know the rules : you have to take the photograph on a Saturday and sent it to @SatScenes. ElshaHawk wanted to send a photograph of the newborn puppies as a Saturday scene but it’s not easy to explain such things to an expecting mother. In the end, the puppies weren’t born until Sunday but they are so cute, I couldn’t resist showing you the photograph:
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