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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 - Lionel Richie
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1949: Singer-songwriter and musician Lionel Richie, best known for his solo work and as a former lead singer of the Commodores, is born in Tuskegee, Ala. Richie's solo hits include "Endless Love," "Truly," "All Night Long (All Night)," "Hello," "Say You, Say Me" and "Dancing on the Ceiling." He also wrote the song "Lady" for Kenny Rogers and some of the Commodores' biggest hits, including "Easy" and "Three Times a Lady."

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