On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2016 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 - Ed Sullivan
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1948: The TV variety show "Toast of the Town," which would later be renamed "The Ed Sullivan Show," makes its debut. The show would run for almost 23 years before ending on June 6, 1971.

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