June 20: Queen Victoria
On this date in 1837 Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
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Flag of the United Kingdom. Blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland) from the ClipPix ETC website.
The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29, 1856, and bestowed for ‘conspicuous bravery or devotion’ to the country in the presence of the enemy. It is the most coveted of all British decorations, and is open to all officers and men of the regular, auxiliary, and reserve forces. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.