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On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Lizzie Borden is acquitted of giving her mother "40 whacks," the U.S. Army Air Force is formed, the "red telephone" hotline is established, "Leave it to Beaver" airs its final episode, and "Jaws" has moviegoers reconsidering their beach vacations, all on this day.

OTD June 20 - Stephen Frears
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1941: Film director Stephen Frears, best known for directing movies such as "My Beautiful Laundrette," "Dangerous Liaisons," "The Grifters," "High Fidelity" and "The Queen," is born in Leicester, England. Frears received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for "The Grifters" and "The Queen."

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