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Thursday, June 20, 2013

June 20 - The Day in History

June 20 : General Interest
1975: Jaws released

On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters... read more

American Revolution
1782 : Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States

1941 : Ford signs first contract with autoworkers' union

Civil War
1863 : West Virginia enters the Union

Cold War
1963 : United States and Soviet Union will establish a "hot line"

1947 : Bugsy Siegel, organized crime leader, is killed

2002 : Coal mine explosion kills 111 in China

General Interest
1789 : Third Estate makes Tennis Court Oath
1900 : Boxer Rebellion begins in China
1977 : Oil flows in Alaska

1975 : Jaws released

1905 : Lillian Hellman is born

1981 : Beatles and Disco equals a #1 pop hit for Stars on 45

Old West
1875 : Mountain man Joe Meek dies

1979 : Solar-energy system installed at White House

1980 : Duran outpoints Leonard for welterweight title

Vietnam War
1964 : Westmoreland becomes Commander of MACY
1972 : Abrams appointed as Army Chief of Staff

World War I
1919 : German cabinet resigns over Versailles deadlock

World War II
1943 : Britain launches Operation Bellicose


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