Anniversary of June 20: what is commemorated today

Anniversary of June 20: what is commemorated today
Anniversary of June 20: what is commemorated today

Know the anniversaries of June 20. What are the most important events that are remembered.

Anniversaries of June 20. As is customary, various special dates are commemorated around the world and also in Argentina, such as Flag Day. QWith that, we tell you which are the most important anniversaries of the day.


Photo: Flag Day: why is it commemorated tomorrow, June 20, in Argentina?

Anniversary of June 20: what is commemorated today?

  • 1820 – MANUEL BELGRANO. At the age of 50, the lawyer, diplomat and military man Manuel Belgrano, creator of the Argentine flag, promoter of the May Revolution of 1810 and hero of the War of Independence of the United Provinces of Argentina, died in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Telmo. Silver river.
  • 1867 – INITIAL KICK. On the grounds of the Buenos Aires Cricket Club in the forests of Palermo, the first soccer match in Argentina was played, organized by the English brothers Thomas and James Hogg, which lasted two hours and in which the Blanco team defeated the Colorados 4-0.
  • 1949 – JUAN D. PERÓN. President and General Juan Domingo Perón decrees free education in national universities for all students born in the country.
  • 1957 – FLAG MONUMENT. The Flag Monument is inaugurated in the place in the Santa Fe city of Rosario on the Paraná River where General Manuel Belgrano raised the Argentine flag for the first time.
  • 1971 – EL CHAVO DEL 8. The comedy series “El chavo del 8”, created and starring Roberto Gómez Bolaños, is broadcast for the first time in Mexico, one of the most successful entertainment programs on Hispanic television.
  • 1973 – EZEIZA MASSACRE. Armed militants from right-wing Peronist sectors kill thirteen people and wound around 300 when they shoot at columns of the Peronist Youth, the Revolutionary Armed Forces and Montoneros near the Ezeiza airport when General Juan Domingo Perón was returning to the country. after 18 years of banning and exile.
  • 1980 – ROLLING STONES. The British rock band The Rollings Stones publishes the album “Emotional Rescue”, which has ten songs and has sold more than five million copies.
  • 2004 – PAUL MC CARTNEY. The British musician and singer Paul McCartney offers his 3,000th concert in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, which was part of his “’04 Summer Tour”. They say the show’s promoters sprayed the clouds with dry ice to prevent rain in the city, where McCartney reignited “Beatlemania” in Russia.
  • 2007 – BOCA JUNIORS. With two goals from offensive midfielder Juan Román Riquelme, the Boca Juniors team won its sixth Copa Libertadores de América by beating Brazilian Gremio 2-0 at its stadium in Porto Alegre.

Flag Day: why is it celebrated on June 20?

Flag Day

The date was chosen to honor the creator of the Argentine flag, Manuel Belgrano, who died on June 20, 1820, at age 50. In the midst of the battles for the Independence of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, Belgrano decided to establish an identifying national symbol and that is how on February 27, 1812 he created the light blue and white flag, inspired by the cockade, also proposed by he.


Photo: The best phrases to wish Happy Flag Day

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