What happened this day in history: June 20

On this day in history: June 20 EMN-180617-230353001
On this day in history: June 20 EMN-180617-230353001

1756 - A British garrison was imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.

1837 - Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne, following the death of her uncle, William IV.

1840 - Samuel Morse received the patent for the telegraph.

1877 –-Alexander Graham Bell installed the world’s first commercial telephone service in Canada.

1914 - The world’s biggest liner of the time, ‘Bismark’, was launched in Germany.

1948 - The British Dental Association told dentists not to join the NHS.

1949 - Wimbledon was shocked by ‘Gorgeous’ Gussie Moran’s lace-trimmed knickers. The knicker designer Teddy Timling was not welcome at the All England Club for the next 33 years.

1963 - The White House and the Kremlin set up a hotline.

1966 - Sheila Scott touched down at London Airport, becoming the first British woman to complete a round-the-world solo flight.

1971 - The first Glastonbury Fayre music festival was held.

1990 - Asteroid Eureka was discovered.