Monday, June 20, 2011

This Day in History: June 20

-Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne, 1837

-West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state, 1863

-Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1877

-The "red telephone" is established between the United States and the Soviet Union following the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1963

-Holiday: World Refugee Day (International)

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