This Day in History: June 20

Mary, Queen of Scots

1567 – Casket Letters found. The Casket Letters—which directly implicated Mary, Queen of Scots, in a plot with James Hepburn, 4th earl of Bothwell, to murder Mary’s husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley—were said to have been discovered this day in 1567.

Palace of Versailles: gardens

1789 – Locked out of their meeting hall at Versailles, the deputies of the Third Estate in France congregated on a nearby tennis court and took an oath not to separate until a written constitution had been established—the Tennis Court Oath.

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