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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-adopts-the-great-seal-of-the-united-states

Automotive
1941 : Ford signs first contract with autoworkers' union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-signs-first-contract-with-autoworkers-union

Civil War
1863 : West Virginia enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/west-virginia-enters-the-union

Cold War
1963 : United States and Soviet Union will establish a "hot line"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-soviet-union-will-establish-a-hot-line

Crime
1947 : Bugsy Siegel, organized crime leader, is killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bugsy-siegel-organized-crime-leader-is-killed

Disaster
2002 : Coal mine explosion kills 111 in China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coal-mine-explosion-kills-111-in-china

General Interest
1789 : Third Estate makes Tennis Court Oath
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-estate-makes-tennis-court-oath
1900 : Boxer Rebellion begins in China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boxer-rebellion-begins-in-china
1977 : Oil flows in Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oil-flows-in-alaska

Hollywood
1975 : Jaws released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jaws-movie-released

Literary
1905 : Lillian Hellman is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lillian-hellman-is-born

Music
1981 : Beatles and Disco equals a #1 pop hit for Stars on 45
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/beatles-and-disco-equals-a-1-pop-hit-for-stars-on-45

Old West
1875 : Mountain man Joe Meek dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountain-man-joe-meek-dies

Presidential
1979 : Solar-energy system installed at White House
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solar-energy-system-installed-at-white-house

Sports
1980 : Duran outpoints Leonard for welterweight title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duran-outpoints-leonard-for-welterweight-title

Vietnam War
1964 : Westmoreland becomes Commander of MACY
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-becomes-commander-of-macv
1972 : Abrams appointed as Army Chief of Staff
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abrams-appointed-as-army-chief-of-staff

World War I
1919 : German cabinet resigns over Versailles deadlock
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-cabinet-resigns-over-versailles-deadlock

World War II
1943 : Britain launches Operation Bellicose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-launches-operation-bellicose


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